Problem

Mixed race marriage

Other Names:
Miscegenation
Non-acceptance of mixed races
Disallowance of interracial marriage
Racial impediments to marriage
Prohibition of interracial sex
Nature:
Mixed races occupy a distinctive position in most societies and are often neither absorbed nor accepted. Miscegenation has produced caste-like groups in some societies, and in others no significant distinction is made between the mixed groups and the socially inferior parental groups. If exclusive racial attitudes characterize both parental groups, the hybrid may be an object of exclusion by both.
Incidence:
49% of the marriages in former Yugoslavia used to cross ethnic lines.
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
12.11.1999 – 00:00 CET