One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The interbreeding of people considered to be of different racial types.
- ‘By tackling the taboo topic of miscegenation and representing it in both the form and content of her plays, Kennedy represents the African American struggle against both external and internal oppression.’
- ‘Worst of all, the men of the community gossip that she sleeps with white men, an allegation that stimulates discussion of issues of miscegenation, integration, and racial betrayal.’
- ‘The taboo against miscegenation underpinned many of these negative colonial representations.’
- ‘The text, in its subversion of racial and cultural purity, posits miscegenation and hybridity as potentially positive, even liberating, forces.’
- ‘The question remains of why, between 1935 and 1937, the courts often delivered relatively mild judgements, and why a harsher judgement practice only gradually emerged in matters concerning miscegenation.’
- ‘In his opinion, miscegenation, illegitimacy, and racial impurity had no place in the construction of a pure and legitimate national race.’
- ‘But, as the situation in the colonies changed due to conflicting views about the rise in miscegenation and the growing numbers of offspring from such liaisons, a new opportunity arose for women.’
- ‘In the early twentieth century, African American literary depictions of miscegenation abound, but most of these dramas and narratives are set in US cities and perhaps overseas in Paris or London.’
- ‘He, too, explores the taboo of interracial sex, but it is ultimately poverty - not miscegenation - that brings about the demise of his main characters.’
- ‘Not only did laws against miscegenation limit the personal and civil freedom of white men but these same laws also often served to encourage interracial couples to maintain a sexual relationship outside of marriage.’
- ‘Laws against miscegenation were still on the books in many states, and it was only a decade since the Brown decision of 1954, which ruled that segregated schooling was inherently unequal.’
- ‘Especially strong is his exploration of the theme of miscegenation in Star Trek; he argues that Spock and other biracial characters are latter-day versions of the tragic mulatto stereotype.’
- ‘Her poems ‘Cosmopolite’ and ‘Fusion’ both signal great potential in the new hybrid of racial identity that results from miscegenation in the United States.’
- ‘To them, Lincoln's election necessitated secession because a Republican-controlled federal government would prompt either the ultimate miscegenation of the races or a cataclysmic race war.’
- ‘With his images, Alexie draws up an American identity where aboriginality appears in a constant state of becoming, where any claim to authenticity must contend with a continual process of miscegenation.’
- ‘Of course, in the genre of domestic colonial fiction, the great danger posed by interracial marriage is continued miscegenation and racial degeneration.’
- ‘This literary trend is reason enough to call into question the conceptual alignment between the personal and the political informing Faulkner's ambivalent responses toward miscegenation.’
- ‘Her mother died when she was very young (likely as a result of miscegenation, if we are to believe old Hollywood's edicts!’
- ‘I seek here to explore these questions of miscegenation and homosexuality in these literary and cultural texts, demonstrating the conundrum of nationalism in the context of the indubitable threat of oppression.’
- ‘Fear of miscegenation and xenophobia and the consequent race riots resulted in restrictive legislation against the importation of Pacific and Chinese labor.’
Mid 19th century: formed irregularly from Latin miscere ‘to mix’ + genus ‘race’ + -ation.
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