I'm looking for some insight about this topic. What year (in America) did it become 'acceptable' for blacks and whites to date openly? I don't mean legally marry, and I don't mean oh someone would raise an eyebrow...I mean when was it 'safe' to walk down the street as a couple and not be given a problem by someone who was bigoted. I know some people STILL have issues with it, but generally those are kept silent, whereas at one point in time society at large did not keep quiet about those feelings. The couple in my story are black/white, and it is a huge issue that affects the plot of the story. I have it set in the late 70s, but am thinking that might be too late for it to really be a big deal. I am looking for the prime year(s) that it would still be taboo for them, but as late as possible. 1970? '68? I realize this may be confusing and I know it varies by area and demographic. I wasn't born until later so I have no frame of reference for this.