Nevertheless, as late as , a Louisiana justice of the peace refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple, justifying the decision on grounds of concern for any children the couple might have.
Most Asiatic-Hawaiians men also married Hawaiians and European women and vice versa.
Bob Jones University banned interracial dating until Sharp decision in Tiger Woods refers to his ethnic make-up as "Cablinasian" Caucasian, black, Indian, and Asian to describe the racial mixture he inherited from his African-American father and Thai mother.
Most theologians read these verses and references as forbidding interreligious marriage, rather than interracial marriage.
Yet, there is no evidence that anyone in South Texas was prosecuted for violating this law.
The rates of this interracial marriage dynamic can be traced back to when black men moved into the Lower Rio Grande Valley after the Civil War ended.
Anti-miscegenation laws in many states prohibited Chinese men from marrying white women.The vast majority of these marriages involved black men marrying ethnic Mexican women or first generation Tejanas Texas-born women of Mexican descent.Since ethnic Mexicans were considered white by Texas officials and the U.After the war, similar charges were used by white segregationists against advocates of equal rights for African Americans.They were said to be secretly plotting the destruction of the white race through miscegenation.Records show that some Native American women bought African men as slaves.Unknown to European sellers, the women freed and married the men into their tribe.At the time, most forced laborers on the plantations were predominately white indentured servants.Some historians have suggested that the at-the-time unprecedented laws banning interracial marriage were originally invented by planters as a divide and rule tactic after the uprising of servants in Bacon's Rebellion.As European expansion increased in the Southeast, African and Native American marriages became more numerous.These two counties had the highest rates of interracial marriages involving at least one black spouse in the United States.