Friday, August 9, 2013

16% of Georgians Want to Outlaw Inter-Racial Marriage

16% of Georgia thinks this should be a hanging offense.
Via La Difference


Stunning answer to a recent poll by Public Policy Polling:

Do you think interracial marriage should be allowed, or not?
It should .......................................................... 75%
It should not .................................................... 16%
Not sure .......................................................... 8%



Georgia however pathetic is unfortunately not alone in such backward thinking. The following is a list of states that only changed their laws against inter-racial marriage in 1967 because of the landmark US Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia:

State
First law passed
Races banned from marrying whites
Note
1822
Blacks
Repealed during Reconstruction, law later reinstated
1838
Blacks
Repealed during Reconstruction, law later reinstated
1721
Blacks

1832
Blacks
Repealed during Reconstruction, law later reinstated (note law reinstated banning just blacks)
1750
All non-whites

1792
Blacks

1724
Blacks
Repealed during Reconstruction, law later reinstated
1822
Blacks
Repealed during Reconstruction, law later reinstated
1835
Blacks, Asians

1715
Blacks, Native Americans
Starting in 1887, North Carolina also prevented marriages between Blacks and "Croatan Indians", but all other marriages between people of color were not covered by legislation
1897
Blacks
Oklahoma's law was unique in its phrasing, preventing marriages of "any person of African descent ... to any person not of African descent." This statute was invoked occasionally to void marriages between blacks and Native Americans.
1717
All non-whites
Repealed during Reconstruction, law later reinstated
1741
Blacks, Native Americans

1837
All non-whites

1691
All non-whites
Previous anti-miscegenation law made more severe by Racial Integrity Act of 1924
1863
Blacks


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