miscegenation


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mis·ce·ge·na·tion

(mis'e-jĕ-nā'shŭn),
Marriage or interbreeding of individuals of different races.
[L. misceo, to mix, + genus, descent, race]

miscegenation

Interbreeding between people of different racial backgrounds.

miscegenation

(mĭs″ĕ-jē-nā′shŭn) [L. miscere, to mix, + genus, race]
Sexual relations or marriage between those of different races.
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With miscegenation law, as with protective laws affecting working women and children, legislators created an exception to the general ban on interference with property rights, in order to prevent adults aiming to engage in "criminal" activity within marriage from actually forging the contract.
discourage miscegenation, declaring that the act was twice as evil when
In the case of miscegenation, the integrity and purity of the race itself was at issue whenever mixed-race couples bore children; with gay marriage, offspring are neither guaranteed nor "amalgamated.
The new society that will rise will empower women, men, and workers, and will be made different by the working class miscegenation promoted by Rodriguez in the film.
This miscegenation was celebrated by the Brazilian elite as the solution to the delay that black blood was causing the nation.
Moreover, the inherent complications of representing miscegenation as a route to future success serve to destabilize the melodramatic structuring of the conflict, Given that melodrama relies on polarized positions in which moral dilemmas are clearly defined in terms of all or nothing, good or evil, black or white, the mestizo figure presents a stumbling block to absolute identification.
The major ideas explored in Caucasia from miscegenation to slavery and racism, as a form of war, all lead to the same conclusion about the nation's visible, but unpronounced history of cultural diversity and hybridity.
our love, as if the ancient laws of miscegenation are still in place.
On 6 January 1959, the Lovings pleaded guilty to the charge of miscegenation and I were sentenced to a year's imprisonment.
In his rage at the people who have "denuded and derivered" the Delta for two generations, producing rich white and black men lording over impoverished farm laborers, Ike McCaslin conflates race and class issues, thinking, "Chinese and African and Aryan and Jew, all breed and spawn together until no man has time to say which one is which nor cares," (7) Having just discovered that his family's rampant history of miscegenation is continuing into the next generation, Ike, in his racialized thinking, hysterically overstates the prevalence of miscegenation.