45 years ago today, a landmark court case changed race, love and sex in America.
In Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court found Virginia's Racial Integrity Act of 1924 unconstitutional, thus legalizing marriage between people of different races.
You read that right: Before 1967, in 17 states—all the former slave states, plus Oklahoma—it was illegal for people of different races to marry.
It seems like ancient history, and considering the rainbow of races we now have in celebrity culture, it's hard to conceive that that it took an act of the Supreme Court for beautiful women like Alicia Keys and Rashida Jones to legally exist.
And yet, if you had asked Richard and Mildred Loving, the couple who fought that legal battle against Virginia, whether one of their mixed-race kids (they had three, the first born in the late '50s) might grow up to be president, they would have been skeptical, to say the least. Today, we have a biracial president who was born around the same time that the Lovings were having kids.
Today is Loving Day, and it's a suitable time to think of all the sexy ladies who've come about thanks to people of different races procreating. And it's not just blacks and whites. Hispanics with Asians! Asians with blacks! Whites with Hispanics! American Indians with the other kind of Indians! So, here, enjoy these mocha-colored, honey-tinted, caramel-complected babes: The 50 Hottest Biracial Women.
Written by Josh Robertson