Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Anti-Miscegenation Amendment

"I discovered an interesting fact in reading yesterday's Washington Post (reg. req.) letters to the editor section (Letters to the Editor: Expanding the Definition of Marriage). In December of 1912, an amendment to the Constitution was introduced to abolish racial intermarriage:"

"Intermarriage between negros or persons of color and Caucasians . . . within the United States . . . is forever prohibited."

This is well worth the read.

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