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When slavery of blacks became institutionalized in the U.
S., however, anti-miscegenation laws surfaced in various states that barred such unions, thereby stigmatizing them.
After returning to their home state of Virginia, the Lovings were arrested for breaking the state’s anti-miscegenation laws but were told the one-year prison sentence given to them would be dropped if they left Virginia and did not return as a couple for 25 years.
they believe in the power of organized people working for change,” Walker wrote.A major reason interracial relationships continue to carry stigma is their association with violence.Although in early America members of different races openly procreated with one another, the introduction of institutionalized slavery changed the nature of such relationships entirely.Till’s murder sparked international outcry and motivated Americans of all races to join the civil rights movement.Just three years after Emmett Till’s horrific murder, Mildred Jeter, an African American, married Richard Loving, a white man, in the District of Columbia.
for white people were part of another world, distant strangers who ruled our lives and were better left alone,” Cassie thinks.