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Re: The Loving Story

I was truly touched by the story of the Lovings ["Waiting for Oscar," Jan. 18]. My husband and I are in an interracial marriage. We live in Georgia, and even though it is nothing like it was in the 1950s, we still get called names and get filthy looks. We have four children; we have always taught them not to let anyone get in their way, to stand up for themselves, and that they are beautiful, intelligent human beings that are very blessed.

I admire the strength and the determination the Lovings had, the values they instilled in their children, and that they didn't give up. I can only imagine the difficulties they faced. They fought for rights that my husband and I might not have had if it wasn't for them. They didn't let other people's hatred stand between the love they had for one another. They give me hope that one day my children won't have to fear being hurt because of their race. Hopefully people that watch the documentary will realize how hatred is wrong—that you don't judge another human being based on the color of their skin. Love is truly colorblind and I would have lost the love of my life if things hadn't changed. I am so grateful that we have came a long way, but we still have further to go. Thank you for sharing this story.

Stephanie Doxie
Peachtree City, GA


Re: 751 development

A careful check of the zoning restrictions of the property for the proposed 751 development ["Durham City Council rejects 751 South request," Feb. 22] indicates that wells and, indeed, water lines are not permitted. Why the Planning Department has not raised these restrictions during any of the public presentations from the Durham County Commissioners or the Durham City Council seems to be unfathomable. The developers have been trying to pull the wool over our eyes from day one.

Allan Lang
Durham


  • "Love is truly colorblind and I would have lost the love of my life if things hadn't changed."

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