Interracial marriage is a form of marriage outside a specific social group exogamy involving spouses who belong to different races or racialized ethnicities. In the past, such marriages were outlawed in the United States and in South Africa as miscegenation. It became legal throughout the United States in , following the decision of the U. Virginia , which ruled that race-based restrictions on marriages, such as the anti-miscegenation law in the state of Virginia , violated the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution. Many jurisdictions have had regulations banning or restricting not just interracial marriage but also interracial sexual relations, including Germany during the Nazi period , South Africa under apartheid , and many states in the United States prior to a Supreme Court decision.
Mixed race relationships are no longer an exotic rarity but the new normal
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Please refresh the page and retry. Many people will always have a soft spot for Prince Harry. It is hardly surprising that the public found it easy to forgive indiscreet high-jinks in Las Vegas, as well as being glad that Harry seemed to find a purpose in the Army. I n falling in love with Meghan Markle , an American, a divorcee, and a television actress of mixed ethnic heritage, Harry may have crossed several red lines that might have prevailed among the courtiers in the s, the s or even the s.
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Mixed is an ethnicity category that has been used by the United Kingdom 's Office for National Statistics since the Census. Colloquially it refers to British citizens or residents whose parents are of two or more different races or ethnic backgrounds. Mixed race people are the fastest growing ethnic group in the UK and numbered 1.