Even someone who dates interracially today runs the risk of incurring the disapproval of friends and family.
Such opposition to interracial relationships has been documented in American literature for centuries.
While visiting Mississippi in 1955, the Chicago teen was murdered by a pair of white men for allegedly whistling at a white woman.
Till’s murder sparked international outcry and motivated Americans of all races to join the civil rights movement.
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.
That could make things uncomfortable for both your family and your partner.Address any concerns they have about your new mate as calmly and clearly as possible.Of course, you may end up deciding to agree to disagree with your family about your relationship.“Cousin Bud had separated himself from the rest of us…for white people were part of another world, distant strangers who ruled our lives and were better left alone,” Cassie thinks.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.On the flip side, African American men who so much as looked at a white woman could be killed, and brutally so.Helen Hunt Jackson’s novel What’s astonishing about Señora Moreno’s objection is that Ramona is half-Native American herself.Still, Señora Moreno believes that Ramona is superior to a full-blooded Native American.Always an obedient girl, Ramona rebels for the first time when she chooses to marry Alessandro.She tells Señora Moreno that forbidding her to marry him is useless. While it’s certainly not wise to allow narrow-minded family members to dictate your love life, ask yourself if you’re willing to be disowned, disinherited or otherwise mistreated to pursue an interracial relationship.