In chapter 2, ZINN, we read about why slave-owners made marriage between whites and blacks illegal. It is also interesting to know about cancellation of those anti-miscegenation laws, especially which states in USA cancelled them and when. Read an article about it here:
Now we know that
(a) interracial-marriage once pretty common was later made illegal through laws.
(b) Also, different states, as you read in the article (click link above to read it) , eventually legalized interracial marriages.
But so often we find that laws don’t change our mindsets overnight. One example would be the film below.
Now think about the question below:
How our understanding of race and racial affiliation affect our choice about our partners: friends, boyfriends/ girlfriends, spouses, etc.?
Also, check how some students respond to similar questions: