First of all, a little clarification: I had no idea what these dudes were talking about, but assumed it had something to do with some shit he said on .Dame thought it might have been in reference to a verse on the song "Real People" that went, "Black men walking wit white girls on they arms/ I be mad at em as if I know they moms/ Told to go beyond the surface, a person's a person/ When we lessen our women our condition seems to worsen." Turns out this was in reference to an interview Common did in a UK magazine called , in which he was quoted as saying that Rastafarians are "selling out" if they go out with a white girl.Incredibly, anti-miscegenation laws remained on the books until the latter half of the 20th century, making interracial relationships taboo and posing barriers to mixed-race couples.A major reason interracial relationships continue to carry stigma is their association with violence.
When The Supremes were in full swing with their shimmery dresses and funky hairstyles, Black and White love was strictly forbidden. Well, let’s take a look at today’s interracial couples in America by the numbers, shall we? In 1969, 56 percent of Blacks were down for the swirl compared to only 17 percent of Whites.
Interracial relationships have taken place in America since colonial times, but couples in such romances continue to face problems and challenges. When slavery of blacks became institutionalized in the U.
S., however, anti-miscegenation laws surfaced in various states that barred such unions, thereby stigmatizing them.
Miscegenation is defined by sexual relations between people from different racial groups.
The term stems from the Latin words "miscere" and "genus," which mean "to mix" and "race," respectively.