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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Sarah Ross said that people would shout racist names at her family on the street, and the environment for interracial couples was not nearly as welcoming as it is today.
Those changes have been reflected in pop culture, with interracial couples featured in movies and on TV shows like Master of None, Fresh off the Boat, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
American history and culture, meanwhile, are littered with troubled tales of interracial couples. There have been centuries of debate over President Thomas Jefferson fathering children with his slave Sally Hemings; Sen.
The number of Chinese American families in Chinatown increased significantly over four decades, as represented in table 2, and the percentage of interracial couples appears to peak in 1910 and then gradually decline.
According to an ABC report, the president ''stressed that this is a personal position, and that he still supports the concept of states deciding the issue on their own.'' This suggests that Obama may not be prepared to go so far as to support the view that the right of gay men and lesbians to marry, like that of interracial couples, is entitled to constitutional protection.
Its surface is covered in a collage of political and pop culture icons, with a focus on people of mixed race as well as interracial couples. William Shatner appears with a black character from Star Trek; also present are assorted blonde babes, George Washington, a man with vitiligo, and, most prominently, Tiger Woods.
Several city-based interracial couples echoed that finding, saying they feel no stigma associated with their colourful marriages.
Nadler asked: Does the state have "the right to expect its employees to enforce its law, which says that interracial couples may marry by issuing a license?"
So did the interracial couples who sought matrimonial recognition in Mennonite sanctuaries.
Mackey tells us that there were no instances of mob violence against interracial couples in Montreal.
She discusses their demographics, research history, and postmodern and queer theory, then describes how these couples meet; those who have or want children; their relationship satisfaction, benefits, maintenance, dissatisfaction, and breakup; and practice issues such as bias, behaviors, gender issues, battering, interracial couples, relationship ambiguity, conflicts over disclosure, sexual issues, nonmonogamy, and safe sex.
Other kinds of inquiry in recent decades have examined the family and social relationships of interracial couples in ways that flesh out the numbers provided by demographic surveys.