Definition of miscegenation
: a mixture of races; especially : marriage, cohabitation, or sexual intercourse between a white person and a member of another race
miscegenationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
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Ms. Loving, a black woman, and Mr. Loving, a white man, had been sentenced to a year in prison for violating an anti-miscegenation statute that was still valid in Virginia and two dozen other states.
The Virginia residents had married in the District of Columbia and then returned to their home state, where they were indicted on a charge of violating the state’s anti-miscegenation laws.
On Feb. 2, 1878, they were found guilty of miscegenation and fined $500 each.
The ruling struck down anti-miscegenation laws that still existed at that time in several states.
And since Virginia had an anti-miscegenation law that prohibited blacks and whites from marrying, the state claimed that this provision didn’t violate the Buchanan decision.
Loving, the stirring film about a mixed-race couple fighting against 1960s miscegenation laws in Virginia, has a sophisticated cousin from across the pond: A United Kingdom, the latest work by British director Amma Asanta.
The structure of the strip was built on reversals: a cat loves a mouse, a dog protects a feline, and, at a time when anti-miscegenation laws held sway in most of the United States, a black animal yearns for a white one.
For nearly a decade, the Lovings persevered, until the 1967 Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia, struck down anti-miscegenation laws.
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MISCEGENATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of miscegenation for English Language Learners
: sexual relations or marriage between people of two different races (such as a white person and a black person)
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