Are interracial relationships inherently weird, or do we make them that way? While the majority of relationships and marriages are same race, those couples that cross racial lines are viewed as doing something quite radical.
Even the most dull activities: grocery shopping, going out to dinner, even walking down the street can become unintended social statements. Mixed race relationships are so politicized, that it's difficult to imagine them as commonplace and normal.
This month, HBO premieres The Loving Story, a documentary film that chronicles the lives of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in a 1967 Supreme Court case that challenged Virginia's ban on interracial marriage.