On the flip side, African American men who so much as looked at a white women could be killed, and brutally so.
(1981), a historical novel based on her family’s real-life experiences.
It was not until 1967, during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, that the U. Supreme Court ruled in the case that such laws were unconstitutional. As suc, one could argue that it's only been in recent years that interracial marriages have become common in American society.
When the first Filipino and Chinese workers came to the U. S., the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, and other restrictive regulations. Further, after the passage of the 1965 Immigration Act, many of these Asian war brides eventually helped to expand the Asian American community by sponsoring their family and other relatives to immigrate to the U. These days, Asian Americans in interracial relationships are very common. Census Bureau to construct the following table on marriage patterns among Asian Americans. 2011), the table shows the percentage of the six largest Asian ethnic groups who are married either endogamously (within their ethnic group), to another Asian (outside their ethnic group), or to someone who is White, Black, Hispanic/Latino, or someone who is Mixed-Race/Multiracial, by husbands and wives.
But while Americans proudly describe their nation as a “melting pot,” history shows that social convention and legal statutes have been less than tolerant of miscegenation, or “race mixing.” For students and teachers of history, the topic can provide useful context for a myriad of historical and contemporary issues.
Laws prohibiting miscegenation in the United States date back as early as 1661 and were common in many states until 1967.
That year, the Supreme Court ruled on the issue in Loving v.
Virginia, concluding that Virginia’s miscegenation laws were unconstitutional.