miscegenation

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miscegenation

interbreeding of races, esp where differences of pigmentation are involved

Miscegenation

 

the mixing of human races. The offspring of these mixed marriages are called half-breeds.

Racial mixing has always taken place in regions where various racial groups have been in contact with one another. The scale of such crossing grew considerably after the great geographical discoveries of the 15th to 17th centuries and the subsequent colonial expansion and slave trading. It is a natural phenomenon in human history and proves the untenability of the reactionary theory of polygenism (the theory of the origin of the principal races of mankind from different ancestors, thereby ascribing Caucasoids, Mongoloids, and Negroids to separate species). The same capacity of half-breeds for reproduction as is found in intraracial unions—not the case between different species—is the most convincing proof of the species unity of mankind and the close kinship of all human races.

miscegenation

[mi‚sej·ə′nā·shən]
(anthropology)
Intermarriage between different races.
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Report on interethnic marriage, 2004, Department of Registration, Kota Kinabalu.
Department of Statistics Table 3 Statistics of interethnic marriage registered at the department of registration at Kota Kinabalu 1994-2004 Etnik 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Kadazan + Cina 14 10 7 9 5 11 15 Kadazan + Asing 12 9 6 6 3 7 10 Kadazan + Sarawak 4 3 3 1 2 4 Kadazan + Dusun 1 3 1 Kadazan + India 5 3 1 2 2 3 5 Kadazan + Filipino 2 2 1 Kadazan + S.
This paper uses interethnic marriage, outmarriage, and exogamy synonymously.
citizens is through marriage to a native, examining the decisions of second-generation immigrants, who are by birth citizens of the United States, makes motives behind interethnic marriages less ambiguous.
1) However, this rapid rise is not necessarily an indicator of increasing interethnic marriages and, therefore, of increasing societal integration.
Americans may only recently have grown so tolerant that they condone their children marrying immigrants of another race, but Americans have long surpassed the citizens of other nations in accepting interethnic marriages.