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An Open Letter To Donald Sterling From A Multiracial Mom
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Sonia Smith-Kang

Loving Day, one of the biggest multiracial celebrations in the U.S., is coming up in June. This day celebrates the important Supreme Court case of Loving v. Virginia, which centered on the story of a real couple, Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving of Caroline County, Virginia. They fell in love and decided to get married. Unfortunately, getting married was not as simple in 1958 as it is today. Mildred was black and Richard was white. There were laws that forbade people of different races to marry each other. This landmark case successfully helped strike down anti-miscegenation laws.