Although in early America members of different races openly procreated with one another, the introduction of institutionalized slavery changed the nature of such relationships entirely.
The raping of African-American women by plantation owners and other powerful whites during this period have cast an ugly shadow on relationships between black women and white men.
Besides, for a black man to even look at a white woman was dangerous.”This was no understatement, as the case of Emmett Till proves.
While visiting Mississippi in 1955, the Chicago teen was murdered by a pair of white men for allegedly whistling at a white woman.
The trend toward more interracial marriages is undoubtedly related, at least in part, to changing social norms.
Our previous surveys have documented growing acceptance among the public.
Miscegenation is defined by sexual relations between people from different racial groups.