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Why was interracial marriage banned in the til 1972?

Banned in the USA till 1972. What was the fear with interracial marriage?
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Northwest · M
In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the anti-miscegenation laws were unconstitutional, not 1972.

Why? You're not aware of our civil war, and Jim Crow laws?
Northwest · M
@sirenofthesea [quote]It wasn’t implemented in sone states till 1972, I’m not American @Northwest

Once the Supreme Court rules, the states can no longer enforce their own laws, and it becomes the law of the land. This was in 1967, so past that date, individual states' laws became invalid and unconstitutional.

Clearly we have deep racist roots, but our racial mix is accelerating at a rapid pace, over the past 40 years, thanks largely to the infusion of engineers and scientists from China, Korea, India, Middle East and other parts of the world.

Comparatively speaking, and up until recently, interracial marriages represented less than 8% of the mix. It is now 15%+.
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
@Northwest She is from the UK
Northwest · M
@JimboSaturn No problem. I explained how it works :-) US Supreme Court decisions become the law of the land, the instant they're published.
White men passing a law to avoid having to marry the women they raped.
DearAmbellina2113 · 41-45, F
Heavenlywarrior · 36-40, M
Preserving the bloodline
Heavenlywarrior · 36-40, M
@InOtterWords makes sense…
@Heavenlywarrior only to morons
Heavenlywarrior · 36-40, M
@InOtterWords I agree with you actually… I’m not taking up for your ancestors trust me lol
onewithshoes · 22-25, F
Only in some places, but I'd guess the fear was loss of ethnic identity.
wonkywinky · 51-55, M
diluting the gene pool potentially?
Pretzel · 61-69, M
[quote] Interracial marriage in the United States has been legal throughout the United States since at least the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court (Warren Court) decision Loving v. Virginia (1967) that held that anti-miscegenation laws were unconstitutional via the 14th Amendment adopted in 1868. Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote in the court opinion that "the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual, and cannot be infringed by the State."

The number of interracial marriages as a proportion of new marriages has been increasing from 3% in 1967 to 19% in 2019.

Public approval of interracial marriage rose from around 5% in the 1950s to 94% in 2021.[/quote]
Ontheroad · M
@bijouxbroussard absolutely those two are different, but I've also seen how the "frowned upon" can impact a mixed marriage and their children. It's horrible and as far as I am concerned, is nearly as bad as it being legal or not.
Ontheroad · M
@bijouxbroussard and I know you are aware that you and I could be seen together just having a cup of coffee at a Starbucks and be looked down upon, if not verbally insulted, especially in certain parts of the country.
@Ontheroad I’m the child of such a couple and remember when it was illegal in some parts of the country vs. now. So yes, I’ve seen it firsthand.
DDonde · 31-35, M
It's a long story.

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