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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As with other episodes or practices that modern citizens publicly disown, Americans (including public officials and some historians) mostly want to forget about miscegenation law, and so characterize it, along with slavery, debtors' prisons, coverture, and a number of other moral lapses, as anachronistic--that is, as a relic of an unenlightened past sharply at odds with the progressive, liberty-seeking path of the American nation since Reconstruction.
Collins's miscegenation story refutes the myth that black men or women's lack of sexual virtue will pollute the body politic.
The literal and figurative centerpiece of the collection is Sidney Kaplan's 1949 essay, "The Miscegenation Issue in the Election of 1864.
The movie Lincoln showed miscegenation with a white congressman, Tommy Lee Jones, and his negro housekeeper.
it, there was extensive miscegenation in the English colonics before the
One thinks, to give a signal example, of Peggy Pascoe's stunning book, What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America (2010), which encompassed the American scene from Reconstruction into the twenty-first century, challenging dozens of old chestnuts--such as the idea that formal, legal equality fixes everything, or that securing the right to marry necessarily trickles down into other realms of civil society.
The Education Ministry also expressed concern that "young people of adolescent age don't have the systemic view that includes considerations involving maintaining the national-ethnic identity of the people and the significance of miscegenation.
Meanwhile miscegenation laws in thirty states mostly anti-Negro
There are six chapters: introduction; the birth of eugenics in Portugal; between consolidation and institutionalization; apogee and decline; orace,o eugenics and miscegenation in the Portuguese metropole and ooverseas territories;" conclusion.
Its scarcity onstage, admittedly, may have as much to do with the play's combustible tone as its miscegenation theme.
I argue that the film's contribution to the zombie genre is in that it portrays the collapse and rebirth of the American family as occurring through racial miscegenation outside traditional middle class social structures, an idea suggested in other zombie films but never explicitly visualized for the screen.
It was inspired by Miscegenation Blues: Voices of Mixed Race Women, published in 1994.