From Michael Paul Williams’ Friday column in the Times-Dispatch:

The former capital of the Confederacy is also the capital of the state where mixed marriages were sanctioned by the Supreme Court in the 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision. In a 2012 study by Pew Research Center, has the nation’s highest percentage (3.3%) of marriages between blacks and whites.



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7 responses to “Bacon Bit for the Day”

  1. larryg Avatar


  2. novaman Avatar

    The majority of mixed couples live in Woodbridge along the Rt. 1 corridor. I heard the Rt. 1 corridor in Prince William County has one of the highest concentrations of mixed couples in the world.

  3. spencer114 Avatar

    I always heard that Tidewater held that title. Each of the three big metros seem to have a high number of interracial couples. Tidewater certainly appears to have the most.

  4. virginiadinosaur Avatar

    I believe the case was called Loving vs. Virginia.

    1. You’re absolutely right. Sloppy transcription on my part. I’ve made the correction.

  5. billsblots Avatar

    What is the 3.3%, of all Virginia marriages?

    1. 3.3% of all Virginia marriages are between blacks and whites.

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