PAD 525 Assignment 2, The Statutes


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PAD 525 Assignment 2, The Statutes, 1910 Anti-Miscegenation Statutes:

Anti-miscegenation law, also known as miscegenation laws, were laws that enforced racial segregation at the level of marriage and intimate relationships by criminalizing interracial marriage and sometimes also sex between members of different races.

Before the civil war majority of the sates in the USA prohibited marriages between races. This was termed as “”intermarriage or forms of illicit intercourse between the races.” During the Reconstruction that happened in the southern states, none of the statutes against miscegenation appear to have been repealed.”  In 1910 as many as 28 states statutes in effect and six of them still prohibited racial intermarriage by means of a provision in the constitution…………….