At that time, 24 states across the country had laws strictly prohibiting marriage between people of different races.Five weeks earlier, the longtime couple had learned Mildred was pregnant and decided to wed in defiance of the law. Upon their return to Virginia, they were arrested and found guilty, with the judge informing Mildred that “as long as you live you will be known as a felon.” The Lovings moved to the relative safety of Washington, but longed to return to their home state."The truth is that I'm human, and I make choices of my own.While it may not be anti-biblical, I know that I will never accept it and I’ll never forgive you.“My belief is that interracial relationships are despicable. There's nothing worse than a half-black, and I'm crushed that my own daughter has entered into such a disgusting relationship." By the letter’s end, according to Mic, daddy dearest wrote that Hicks could pack her things and leave if she chose to stand by her man, whose name is Nike. One user said that Hicks’ father “deserves to get slapped” and another said, “Tell your dad I said ‘f--- you’ on the way out.” Hicks’ initial tweet was retweeted more than 18,000 times before she set her account to private.Nike weighed in on the convo, too, with a tweet of his own.
The last law officially prohibiting interracial marriage was repealed in Alabama in 2000.Then, the letter moves on to attack her relationship — because she’s dating a black man."I hoped I would eventually take the high road and come to accept an interracial relationship," the letter says.Updated June 27, 2013, AM Interracial relationships are scandalous because people still believe them to be rare, even when we are all surrounded by them.These entirely normal couplings forever face a presumption of illegitimacy or sexualization that harks back to an era where miscegenation was illegal.