It has been just more than 50 years since Loving v. Virginia, the landmark Supreme Court decision that banned state-level laws preventing interracial marriage. Yet in , there are a large number of Americans—nearly 20 percent—who feel there is something wrong with interracial marriage, according to a new poll this week from YouGov. The survey of U.
Interracial marriage in the United States
Interracial marriage in the United States - Wikipedia
Opposing Interracial Marriage. America's very own beloved Abraham Lincoln once said "there is a physical difference between the White and Black races which will ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality, and in as much as they cannot so live, while they do remain together, there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position be assigned to the White race" Lincoln Interracial Dating, Interracial Marriage, Right or Wrong? When a person who is highly looked up to in politics justifies something in society, it makes it easy for anyone to justify it. In this case, President Lincoln justifies racism and therefor people agreed with the racism. Also in history, it is recognized that our forefathers knew of the vast gulf that existed between Whites and Blacks in terms of equality. They saw the Black race as inferior, child-like, capricious, impulsive and cruel.
Blocking Racial Intermarriage Laws in 1935 and 1937
The Voice of Action , published by the Communist Party, rallied opposition to the bill that would have banned racial intermarriage in Washington State. The bill introduced by King County representative Dorian Todd would have outlawed marriage between whites and nonwhites. The most curious part of the bill is its definition of white as "persons whose ancestral lineage can be traced to inhabitants of any European country which had a political existence, or a national identity, or racial distinction as a self-governing state prior to , except those of Eastern and southeastern Europe embracing the Balkan peninsula or states, and Russia as now delineated…". The anti-Slavic and anti-Semitic racial demarcation echoed theories promoted by Adolph Hitler's Nazi party in
Interracial marriage is a form of marriage outside a specific social group exogamy involving spouses who belong to different races or racialized ethnicities. In the past, such marriages were outlawed in the United States and in South Africa as miscegenation. It became legal throughout the United States in , following the decision of the U. Virginia , which ruled that race-based restrictions on marriages, such as the anti-miscegenation law in the state of Virginia , violated the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.