She spoke of the intense embattlements of that era, the prejudice and discrimination added to the deep-seated taboos around race mixing and out-of-wedlock birth.
They just didn't agree that race mixing should occur.
Segregation was put in place in Oregon to prevent race mixing
(about 22,000 years too late), to prevent, for example, the birth of a person such as our president, a product of a single-parent home and race mixing
Even in the late 1960s, the twilight of Jim Crow, public support for prohibiting race mixing
ran high, as over 72% of Southern whites and 42% of northern whites supported a ban on interracial relationships (Kennedy 1997).
Similarly, readers of a more cultural bent may be disappointed to note the absence in Race Mixing
of any broad-based discussion of African American literature, which has done so much to bring about and respond to the changes in U.
Fears of race mixing
, and supposedly improper social intercourse, also might explain why white women were reluctant to join a reform movement whose indirect goal was to bolster the true manliness of black men.
And yet Gabler-Hover's two most intrig uing arguments--that these collections of tropologically related works do indeed constitute a canon, and that the discursive race mixing
, identifying, and disidentifying that they contain revises other pro-slavery inscriptions of race found in tragic mulatto fiction--crystalize only in the last chapter, dealing with Hopkins.