Against dating interracial
In 2009, in the second term of the country’s first mixed-race president, a justice of the peace declined to grant an interracial couple a marriage license.
Sometimes, it is not merely being in an interracial couple that can inspire such indignities but the mere appearance of being in one.
However, four counties had "less than zero" change — meaning they declined in the number of interracial couples, though by how much was not defined.
Those counties were Lexington, Leflore, Tallahatchie and Grenada counties.
Not to mention the fact the current president is the product of a mixed-race union.
At a recent dinner party a white guest mentioned how frustrating it is to hear how his wife was treated one way at a store or in other customer service settings before his arrival, and another way once he appears. And there are still houses of worship in which interracial couples are not welcome.
The translation can often be read as: “I’m sorry but how on Earth did you two end up together?