A recently released report by the Pew Center is a belated Valentine’s Day gift to interracial families.
The report indicates that intermarriage across racial and ethnic lines continues to be on the rise in the U. and the change is a sign that acceptance is growing.
Although we should celebrate changing demographic patterns as one sign of progress when we should be looking for many, we should also remember that the racism inspiring such laws and punishments lives on in many communities.
Wouldn’t the elimination of disparities in income, employment, health care, education, crime, punishment and family structure be more accurate indicators? I once heard someone say that if marriage were the cure for our social ills then certainly sexism would be dead by now. What this says to me is that if the mere presence of interracial intimacy were enough to bring about racial harmony, it would have happened long ago.
Instead, as we’ve noted, laws were passed to keep races apart and punishments, including fines, imprisonment and death, were instituted to keep people from crossing the color line.
Then, there were female members of interracial marriages, such as New York’s Alice Rhinelander in 1925 or California’s Marie Antoinette Monks in 1939, who were accused of fraud so that their marriages could be annulled and so that they could be disinherited.
So, we must remember that before the 1967 case Loving v.
A study conducted by sociologists at Rice University found that white women married to black men suffer the greatest psychological distress and social stigma.
Next are Native American men, who actually out-marry the most.Legal history tells us that interracial sexual relations have been a troubled issue since the days of colonialism and enslavement, when many African-American women were forced to give birth to mixed race children to increase the enslaved population.This means that a large number of people who can claim interracial heritage do not because they are what multiracial activist Glenn Robinson calls “mixed by force” rather than “mixed by choice.” We must also consider the many free “mixed by choice” families of various backgrounds whose marriages were not recognized in the census records because miscegenation laws got even stricter after the demise of slavery.All videos are hosted by 3rd party websites and therefore we have no control over the content of these websites.We take no responsibility for the content on any websites which we link to.Μάθετε περισσότερα, μεταξύ άλλων για τις διαθέσιμες δυνατότητες: Πολιτική για τα cookies.