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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While nationalist mestizaje ideologies have and continue to influence how Afro-Mexicans understand their place in the world, the underlying limits of such a discourse --the cult of race-mixing while rejecting blacks and Indians--are starting to unravel and blacks are opening up spaces for more affirming approaches to living a black Mexican reality.
Furthermore, these preachers symbolize the antithesis of Micheaux's aesthetic and social purposes, which promoted race-mixing as pioneerism and were part of a movement, in physical and metaphoric terms, to the West.
Charles, Missouri, claiming that the Holocaust was overblown, that Hitler didn't write Mein Kampf and that Hollywood shamelessly advocates race-mixing. The church described the slain civil rights leader, whose memory is often invoked by Al Gore, as "Martin Lucifer King."
[38] Unless slaves were removed from society after emancipation, they suggested, the only alternatives were race war or race-mixing. In perhaps the greatest irony associated with the cause, colonizationists at once fanned the flames of white prejudices, while at the same time throwing up their hands in frustration that this racism was unalterable.
The socially and morally ambiguous at best, or "impure" at worst, race-mixing embodied in these marginalized Creole figures was made even more problematic by the freeing of several million black and mulatto slaves after the War.
This revolution pits "patriotic" white Americans against an anti-white government bent on disarming and "mongrelizing" the white race through miscegenation (interfacial marriage) and other forms of "race-mixing" such as integrated schools and churches.
Though there is lime interpretive boldness in his analysis of London's antiracist tales, Furer does dig new ground when he suggests that London's ideas about race-mixing may have changed after he learned of Luther Burbank's experiments in plant hybridization, from which Burbank concluded that interracial breeding of human beings would benefit future humanity.
As the embodiment of "race-mixing" and "impurity," Amerasians are produced in remarkably consistent and transparent ways by a variety of discourses.