Musician John Mellencamp recounted to the online news publication how his 1980s hit “Jack & Diane” was actually a song intended to describe interracial sweethearts: The song says Jack is a football star, but Mellencamp said the original lyrics described Jack as African-American."In 1982, when I turned the song in to the record company, they went, 'Whoa, can't you make him something other than that?The article quoted Lucas' account when police approached them and asked how he knew her and what their relationship was."They were questions that quite frankly made me feel like that they were questioning me being like the client of a prostitute,” Lucas said.
On Monday, Huff Post Live provided some perspective on how bias against interracial couples has persisted for decades.
Actress Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speak during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes.
Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed.
Sometimes I don’t want to chat with someone who only has a theoretical understanding of gender oppression.
Sometimes I want to talk to someone who just gets it.