The contradiction between the protection of racist practices at home and the need to present a different national image is evident in the military’s prohibitions against interracial relationships between African American soldiers and European women. The efforts of African-American GIs to marry constituted “the most public form of black activism centered on interracial intimacy and marriage” (97)
White People Against Interracial Relationships
Most irrational biases need observation points to get "normalised". Since the Asian-female-white-male (AFWM) is the most common interracial pairing (in popular media), it is more "normalised" than a white-female-Asian-male (WFAM) relationship. As a result, people with irrational biases against interracial relationships tend to not care as much about AFWM. But WFAM almost jolts them out of their comfort zone. As a child from a WFAM marriage, when I tell people my racial mix, I have noticed that they automatically assume my parents are AFWM - just because it is more likely.
Blacks Against Interracial Relationships Are NOT Racist? - YouTube
The term miscegenation was coined in 1863 in the United States in the context of the critical 1864 election. Editors of a New York-based Democratic newspaper secretly produced a pamphlet advocating the immediate legalization of interracial marriage as a natural and proper implication of emancipating the slaves. They created the word miscegenation to describe such relationships, combining the Latin words miscere, meaning to mix, and genus, or race. Though the certainly did not support the idea of interracial marriage, they planned to lure into openly agreeing with the ideas in the pamphlet. Thus, they sent copies of the pamphlet to prominent Republicans, hoping that some would endorse it and provide the Democrats with a campaign issue, but the Republicans ignored the pamphlet. While their gambit failed to link the Republican Party to a controversial endorsement of racial equality, it did ignite a national discussion among white elites about the dangers of interracial procreation. At the height of , a few individuals challenged emerging criminal prohibitions on interracial marriage, and they even secured a short-lived court victory in . Ultimately, however, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the states to regulate freely against interracial relationships, and most southern and western states took up the invitation. While the southeastern states primarily focused on relationships between African Americans and whites, southwestern and western states also identified Mexicans, Malays, Hawaiians, Asians, and Native Americans as unsuitable marriage partners for whites. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, blackness increasingly became defined strictly in legal terms, and several southern states moved toward the position that any African ancestry rendered an individual black. Several states actively prosecuted men and women, both white and nonwhite, for crossing the racial boundary. Legal penalties ranged from defining interracial cohabitation as a more serious misdemeanor than intraracial cohabitation to Alabamas two-to-seven year terms in the state penitentiary for interracial marriage, adultery, or fornication.
Tennessee Pastor Thunders Against Interracial Relationships