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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slavery, but also prohibitions against miscegenation, especially outside
What most excited the radicals was that certain states criminalized miscegenation, which is exactly what the Nazis would do a year later.
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.
(4) Still, to me the main difference with other ethnic characters is in how El Wray and Cherry's miscegenation produce a new reality, which, compared to the melodramatic relationship of the white Block family, is neither limited by race, nor by law, or the territorial space of nation-states and their societal structures.
This miscegenation was celebrated by the Brazilian elite as the solution to the delay that black blood was causing the nation.
My intent in this essay is to demonstrate how in Matalache, Lopez Albujar, utilizing the poetics of melodramatic narrative, awkwardly attempts to represent an idealized archetype of Peruvian nationality rooted in the concept of miscegenation. In presenting the reader with a colonial society rife with racial discrimination, the text strives to indicate a moral polarization of those invested with the status of evil bigots and the virtuous characters that reject prejudice.
Birdie's heroic effort, however, is fraught with the tensions of American history, as seen in Senna's ubiquitous allusions to slavery and miscegenation. Thus, Werner Sollors's reference to the anthropologist Michael Fischer's theory on the reinvention of ethnicity resonates with meaning for Caucasia and its challenge.
our love, as if the ancient laws of miscegenation are still in place.
On 6 January 1959, the Lovings pleaded guilty to the charge of miscegenation and I were sentenced to a year's imprisonment.
Like the key legal decisions that shaped the racial dynamics of his era, Faulkner's fiction depicts the ongoing turmoil of segregation between black and white, but at moments leverages the existence of other races in Mississippi to illuminate the shifting ground of in-betweenness and miscegenation. (6) His work is part of a diverse history of the South, in which his depiction of racial mixture is borne out by the historical trajectory of the understudied Chinese.
She used the doctrine of legal insanity and aggressive cross-examination to get her clients acquittals or reduced sentences and successfully challenged California's miscegenation law as it applied to Filipinos.