Miscegenation

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Miscegenation

Mixture of races. A term formerly applied to marriage between persons of different races. Statutes prohibiting marriage between persons of different races have been held to be invalid as contrary to the equal protection clause of the Constitution.

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In order to show that the 'Fraulein' films made in Germany had an entirely different ideological strategy, let us consider a contemporary melodrama, which discusses interracial relationships even though, Hollywood's production code was already adapted by the "German Voluntary Board of Censors" in 1948.
Participants were asked a series of questions to uncover their perceptions of interracial relationships.
The interviews set out to test certain assumptions about interracial relationships, such as stereotyping about sexual prowess, or the desire for social and economic mobility, or racial revenge (for a full list see p 53).
Erica Chito Childs, Looking Behind the Stereotypes of the "Angry Black Woman": An Exploration of Black Women's Responses to Interracial Relationships, 19 GEN.
A recurring theme throughout the essays in Mixed Race Hollywood is that images of interracial relationships and multiracial people have shifted as social norms have evolved, and that groundbreaking representations arguably have also played a significant role in helping to change attitudes.
Interracial relationships can be harder on the Black female psyche, mainly due to reasons such as feeling betrayed, angry, and alone, feelings often attributed to her Black male counterpart who sometimes chooses a White female partner instead of her (Hill, 2005; Jones, 2004).
I woke up wondering why I dreamt of Marlon Brando in Sayonara, a superb movie about interracial relationships that were once a regarded taboo in some parts of this stupid world.
Such films showed Americans that interracial marriage could be healthy and "placed whites who opposed interracial relationships in the wrong" (204).
The actual issue gave rise to much broader issues, particularly about inter-faith and interracial relationships," he said.
It is hard to sum up or give an overview of Vandal Love because the novel deals with too many issues over too long a period of time: the hard life of Quebecois labourers at the beginning of the twentieth century, interracial relationships in the United States in the 1960s, the effects of the Revolution tranquille on Quebec society in the 1970s, the particular pattern of fathers raising daughters on their own and fathers abandoning their sons, the new age cult and religious experimentation of our recent fin de siecle, and so on.
Whatever the film wants to say about interracial relationships is superseded by the various family dynamics at play.
This article examines why such interracial relationships were not unusual to New York City from 1850 to 1870.