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  Miscegenation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Miscegenation (Latin miscere "to mix" + genus "kind") is the mixing of different ethnicities or races, especially in marriage, cohabitation, or sexual relations.
Miscegenation was commonplace in the Portuguese colonies, and was even supported by the court as a way to boost low populations and guarantee a successful settlement.
Miscegenation was still common in Africa until the independence of the former Portuguese colonies in the 1970s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Miscegenation   (1736 words)

 African American Registry: Miscegenation, a story of racial intimacy
It was titled "Miscegenation: The Theory of the Blending of the Races, Applied to the American White Man and Negro." The pamphlet began with details of its title.
'Miscegenation' was a word that the author had created and he explained that he had invented it by combining two Latin words: miscere (to mix) and genus (race).
The word miscegenation does not fit well currently, but the most widely known example of this practice was probably the relationship between President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings in the early 1800s.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/1483/Miscegenation_a_story_of_racial_intimacy   (875 words)

 Historical Background on Miscegenation
In the days of slavery, anti- miscegenation laws could serve simply to channel interracial relationships rather than to eliminate them completely, since fl women's children were slaves regardless of their fathers' ancestry.
While adultery and fornication were addressed in separate sections of the Alabama code, the Alabama courts ruled repeatedly that prosecutions for miscegenation not involving an accusation of an attempt to marry required proof of all of the elements of adultery or fornication in addition to the allegation that the parties were of different races.
In the appellate records, the form of the charges was often felonious adultery or felonious fornication rather than miscegenation; the identification of the charged crime as a felony signaled that the parties were of different races.
academic.udayton.edu /race/04needs/sex04.htm   (2549 words)

Secondly, use of the term miscegenation threatens to create a distinction between forms of marriage on the basis of the race, which is inconsistent with the social engineers' agenda.
Use of the term miscegenation means that one has made a distinction between conventional forms of marriage and interracial marriage when, according to norms of political correctness, no distinction should be made.
Nonetheless, miscegenation is occurring with increasing frequency in all social classes, primarily as a result of the increasing barrage of cultural messages that depict it in either a value neutral or a positive light.
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 Woodson, Beginnings of the Miscegenation of the Whites and Blacks
The miscegenation of the whites and fls extended so widely that it became a matter of concern to the colonies farther north where the Negro population was not considerable.
Persons who professed seriously to consider the future of slavery, therefore, saw that miscegenation and especially the general connection of white men with their female slaves introduced a mulatto race whose numbers would become dangerous, if the affections of their white parents were permitted to render them free.
A later report of miscegenation of this kind was recorded by Jane Grey Swisshelm in her Half a Century, where she states that a daughter of President John Tyler “ran away with the man she loved in order that she might be married, but for this they must reach foreign soil.
www.dinsdoc.com /woodson-1.htm   (4283 words)

 The Trail Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Miscegenation laws are laws banning the marriage of white Americans with different races, typically African-Americans, though some laws were expanded to include other races.
Alabama was the last state to abolish their miscegenation law in their state constitution in the year 2000.
With the recent flurry of the fight for same-sex marriages, people are referring to miscegenation laws, saying that the same question of whether miscegenation laws are "unnatural" is being asked of same-sex marriages.
asups.ups.edu /trail/Articles/DispForm.aspx?ID=119   (784 words)

 The Miscegenation Hoax
'Miscegenation' was a word that the author of the pamphlet had coined, and so he explained that he had invented it by combining two latin words: miscere (to mix) and genus (race).
The pamphlet ended by proclaiming that Lincoln should add a miscegenation plank to the Republican party platform (the presidential election was approaching in November, 1864), and that he should proclaim that "the solution of the negro problem will not have been reached in this country until public opinion sanctions a union of the two races...
It declared that the Miscegenation pamphlet, which had been conceived as a satire, had been "received as a sermon" by the abolitionists.
www.museumofhoaxes.com /miscegenation.html   (1448 words)

 Miscegenation - encyclopedia article about Miscegenation.
Miscegenation is a term invented in 1863 to describe people of different human races RACE can refer to:
The word miscegenation entered the language in the Southern USA The U.S. Southern states or The South, known during the American Civil War era as Dixie, is a distinctive region of the United States with its own unique historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine.
Sometimes the individuals attempting to marry would not be held guilty of miscegenation itself, but felony charges of adultery or fornication would be leveled against them instead.
www.courts.state.ny.us /reporter/webdocs/Miscegenation_encyclopedia_article_about_Miscegenation.htm   (2594 words)

 JULIE NOVKOV | Racial Constructions: The Legal Regulation of Miscegenation in Alabama, 1890–1934 | Law and History ...
The struggle against miscegenation was at bottom a struggle to establish and maintain whiteness as a separate and impermeable racial category that all observers could easily identify.
Miscegenation was primarily a threat to the extent that it subverted or made a mockery of the marriage bond.
The problem that racist theories of eugenics presented for prosecutions of alleged miscegenators was in the definition of race and the identification of individuals as fl or white.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/lhr/20.2/novkov.html   (14582 words)

 Regulating Miscegenation and Building the State: Ninety Years of Bounded Development
miscegenation, racial meaning, and the state were deeply intertwined, with miscegenation law ultimately becoming a premier location for the construction and reflection of the supremacist state.
Each chapter of the book covers a particular temporal stretch, but also highlights the particular themes apparent in clusters of doctrine, explaining the significance and consequences of the system’s efforts to settle uncertainties, rationalize the operation of the supremacist state, and insulate conservative white rule from political and cultural challenges.
Some might be wondering about the gender/race breakdown of the couples appealing their sentences and whether couples consisting of fl women and white men had more success on appeal than couples consisting of white women and fl men.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~novkov/research/1introchapMS.htm   (8839 words)

 The American Melting Pot? Miscegenation Laws in the United States | Barbara C. Cruz and Michael J. Berson | OAH ...
Laws prohibiting miscegenation in the United States date back as early as 1661 and were common in many states until 1967.
Whatever the motivation for miscegenation policy, in 1661 Virginia passed legislation prohibiting interracial marriage and later passed a law that prohibited ministers from marrying racially mixed couples.
As the number of colonies grew, miscegenation laws became increasingly commonplace; by the time of the American Civil War, at least five states had enacted anti-miscegenation laws (7).
www.oah.org /pubs/magazine/family/cruz-berson.html   (2910 words)

 Why the Ugly Rhetoric Against Gay Marriage Is Familiar to this Historian of Miscegenation
Those states that didn't have miscegenation laws on their books, mostly in the Northeast, boasted that they didn't need to, because opposition to interracial marriage was by then so deeply rooted that new laws were simply unnecessary.
Long after most public officials had discarded the blatantly racist justifications originally used to enact miscegenation laws, county clerks continued to refuse marriage licenses to interracial couples, claiming that they were merely carrying out the requirements of laws they were obliged to obey whether they wanted to or not.
The situation of a lesbian or gay couple in 2004 is not the same as that of an interracial couple in the 1930s, when miscegenation laws carried criminal penalties, when whites were nearly unanimous in their condemnation of interracial marriage, and when the specter of lynching hovered over discussions of interracial sex.
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 Back Talk on Miscegenation
Morality is according to one authority the "manners, customs, or patterns of behavior that conform to the standards of the group." The "group" does not perceive inter-racial marriages, miscegenation, as the norm...accepted behavior.
In his talk on the "Concept of Race," he pointed out that the only reason interracial dating and miscegenation are not more prominent is because of the social and cultural isolation of races.
This is solely because of the hypocrisy and cruelty of man. The day is coming when people will realize that the ostracization of children because of their heritage is meaningless.
spec.lib.vt.edu /archives/blackwomen/miscegen.htm   (923 words)

 Independent Gay Forum - Miles to Go for Marriage
First, the arguments against miscegenation sound eerily like the arguments against same-sex marriage, with appeals to the Bible, nature, tradition, and the welfare of children.
The word “miscegenation” was coined that year when two Democrat writers anonymously published a pamphlet that extolled the virtues of interracial marriage.
Even so, the sad history of miscegenation suggests that if we are in a pre-Perez phase, as I believe we are, full gay marriage equality may be years — even decades — away.
www.indegayforum.org /news/show/26953.html   (861 words)

 Race, Racism and the Fear of Miscegenation in The Searchers: brentonpriestley.com
The scene is significant because, firstly, it suggests the fear of miscegenation that perhaps lies at the core of the film: these women, exposed to the contagion of the Indian - the Other - have been driven mad, animalised, infantilised.
Either way, the contradictions at the heart of this scene are representative of the film’s treatment of race, racism and the fear of miscegenation as a whole.
Ethan’s racism and fear of miscegenation manifest themselves so often that a couple of examples of him at his most vindictive should suffice: Firstly, when he shoots the eyes out of the dead Indian, eternally damning him to ‘wander forever between the winds’.
www.brentonpriestley.com /writing/searchers.htm   (3363 words)

 Sample Chapter for Courtney, S.: Hollywood Fantasies of Miscegenation: Spectacular Narratives of Gender and Race.
Hence, in this earliest film fantasy of miscegenation, we find a structure that at once allows for the expression of anxiety about the unstable state of dominant racial and sexual affairs but also offers, in its dovetailing of said affairs, means of negotiating its multiple anxieties.
Whereas miscegenation law so often works to protect and fortify white male property, dominant filmic treatments of miscegenation typically work to fortify and protect white male identity.
The rhetoric of miscegenation that sought to legitimate lynching was targeted by Ida B. Wells already in the late nineteenth century as itself a misrepresentation.
www.pupress.princeton.edu /chapters/i7839.html   (5351 words)

 Miscegenation 7"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Miscegenation is a hard "punk" song, driving and churning through it's several parts, which at first seem disconnected with each other but then taken as a whole make a lot of sense.
"Miscegenation" is an aggressive, partly amelodic, complex pastiche of different tempos, phrasings and rhythms.
Ripe and elegant noise assault with saxophone, "Miscegenation" (meaning the mixing of races) is a Royal Trux meets Borbetomagus-styled assault with just enough hook to keep you running back to your dinosaur turntable.
www.dragking.org /misceg.html   (433 words)

 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
Thus, the State contends that, because its miscegenation statutes punish equally both the white and the Negro participants in an interracial marriage, these statutes, despite their reliance on racial classifications, do not constitute an invidious discrimination based upon race.
The argument is that, if the Equal Protection Clause does not outlaw miscegenation statutes because of their reliance on racial classifications, the question of constitutionality would thus become whether there was any rational basis for a State to treat interracial marriages differently from other marriages.
On this question, the State argues, the scientific evidence is substantially in doubt and, consequently, this Court should defer to the wisdom of the state legislature in adopting its policy of discouraging interracial marriages.
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=388&invol=1   (3111 words)

 Mississippi Jim Crow
Six miscegenation laws were enacted, four school and three railroad segregation acts were passed.
The sentence for violating the state's 1865 miscegenation law was life imprisonment.
In 1906, the miscegenation law was amended to include not only fls but Asians as well in the list of unacceptable mates for Caucasians.
www.jimcrowhistory.org /scripts/jimcrow/insidesouth.cgi?state=Mississippi   (759 words)

is an ideal site for the research because it punished miscegenation more stringently than its neighbors and its courts produced far more appellate litigation on miscegenation than the courts of any other state.
This chapter initiates the empirical narrative, exploring the state’s articulated interests in the family as the fundamental unit of state and society and demonstrating how the cases decided after 1872 laid the groundwork for the constitutional order of white supremacy.
This chapter shows the refining of state interests in the wake of constitutional struggle, exploring the courts’ connecting of miscegenation with the white family.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~novkov/research/toc.htm   (1242 words)

 Miscegenation and Racism: Afro-Mexicans in Colonial Mexico
A clearly defined social and racial structure existed of three distinct groups: a white Spanish minority exercising economic and political control, a large Indian vanquished population and a mass of Black slaves that remained at the lowest rung of the hierarchy.
Miscegenation served as a tool of social and racial mobility.
Gradual miscegenation among the dominant Whites resulted in the absorption of many Blacks and Indian genes into the Spanish White segment of society.
www.theblacklist.net /Afro-Mexicans.htm   (8501 words)

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