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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This kind of intermarriage not necessarily lead to the conversion to Islam (Report on Interethnic Marriage 2004).
Socioeconomic Determinants of Interethnic Marriage and Friendship.
Canadian census takers of 1991 and 1996 coded interethnic marriages by giving a value of `one' to each of the ancestral ethnicities.
Interracial and interethnic marriages began accelerating in the 1970s and grew throughout the 1980s, but then declined significantly in the 1990s as immigrant populations boomed.
As far as late imperial settlement in the Kazakh steppe or the agricultural zones of Siberia is concerned, however, interethnic marriages were not the norm since Slavic settlement in these areas was unfolding on a large scale and the presence of a large Slavic population meant that Slavs married other Slavs.
Interracial and interethnic marriages are on the rise, according to a new analysis of the U.