Man beaten for dating black woman
Buffalo Police have interviewed witnesses to the assault and are looking at the attack as a possible hate crime.
In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.
The notion that white women were ethereal beautiful creatures was further cemented after slavery ended, when white supremacy was threatened by Reconstruction.
To make sure African Americans stayed subjugated, state sanctioned terrorism known as Jim Crow laws were enacted.
A black woman named Sarah Baartman, was made to stand on stages in the western world to be inspected and gawked at.
Her fabled enlarged clitoris represented a widely held belief that black women were lascivious and primitive.
The violent response to the mixed-race romance has left the couple in shock that such vicious intolerance still exists.