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Fifty years ago next week, on June 12, 1967, Mildred and Richard Loving won their landmark Supreme Court case, Loving v.

Virginia, ending state bans on interracial marriage.

As Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote in the unanimous Loving opinion, such laws were an instrument of “White Supremacy” — the first time the Supreme Court used those words to name what the Civil War and the 14th Amendment should have defeated.

Today the race mixing that supremacists feared is growing apace, and interracial dating, marriage, adoption and friendship are occurring at rates that were unfathomable 50 years ago.

Through intimacy across racial lines, a growing class of whites has come to value and empathize with African-Americans and other minorities.

Miscegenation laws in as many as 41 states helped to keep these dangerous whites from subverting slavery, and later Jim Crow.One need not marry or adopt a person of another race to experience transformational love.Close friendships across group boundaries have been shown to reduce prejudice, ease anxiety and enhance willingness to engage in the future.As a descendant of slaves and slaveholders, I embody uncomfortable incongruities — just as America does.In “Notes on the State of Virginia,” Thomas Jefferson wrote with anguish about the risks of amalgamation, or interracial sex, to a new nation.

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