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The military, which was one of the first institutions to push integration, in the 1940s, likely helps, Rutter said.
It's widely known that the Deep South banned interracial marriages until 1967, but less widely known that many other states did the same (California until 1948, for example) -- or that three brazen attempts were made to ban interracial marriages nationally by amending the U. And be it further enacted that all the [children] of English or other freeborn women that have already married Negroes shall serve the masters of their parents til they be thirty years of age and no longer.""For prevention of that abominable mixture and spurious [children] which hereafter may increase in this dominion, as well as by negroes, mulattos, and Indians intermarrying with English, or other white women, as by their unlawful accompanying with one another,"Be it enacted ... whatsoever English or other white man or woman being free, shall intermarry with a negro, mulatto or Indian man or woman bond or free shall within three months after such marriage be banished and removed from this dominion forever ..."And be it further enacted ...
The differing ages of individuals, culminating in the generation divides, have traditionally played a large role in how mixed ethnic couples are perceived in American society.
Interracial marriages have typically been highlighted through two points of view in the United States: Egalitarianism and cultural conservatism.
"You fall in love with who they are, and that's OK nowadays."According to a recent Pew Research Center study, Virginia ranks highest in the country for the rate - 3.3 percent - of black-and-white marriages between 2008 to 2010.
The Pew study didn't look at the whys, just at the demographics, such as income, of the couples.
the older US euphemism children of the plantation).