9.27.2011 Interracial Marraiges

9.27.2011 Interracial Marraiges - 9.27.2011 Interracial...

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9.27.2011 Interracial Marraiges History of Miscegenation - “Miscegenation” first appeared during the presidential election of 1864 - Refers to “mixture of two or more races: - Promotes notion that interracial marriage is unnatural - Until 1967, that notion stood as taken-for-granted basis of American laws and policy. - Miscere Mix, Genus race - Wanted a word that made the act of marrying another race seem unnatural - In 1864, various states, no just in the South, prohibited interracial marriages - Miscegenation applied not only to Whites and blacks - Miscegenation laws only applied to the prohibition of Whites marrying other groups - Applied to all other races except Mexican Americans - Constantine Panunzio, a sociologist, found that 4388 marriage licenses issued to White/Mexican people (1924-1933) - Mexicans considered White when it comes to interracial marriages Race as a Social Construction - Raises question about how race of a person is determined - Race became determined by common knowledge
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course SOCI 220gm taught by Professor ? during the Fall '11 term at USC.

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