In 2000, The Sunday Times reported that ” Britain has the highest rate of interracial relationships in the world” and certainly the UK has the highest rate in the European Union.
Miscegenation (/mɪˌsɛdʒɪˈneɪʃən/) is a term which refers to reproduction by people who are considered to be members of different races.
|Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, 1949|
|Citation||Act No. 55 of 1949|
|Enacted by||Parliament of South Africa|
|Royal assent||1 July 1949|
|Commenced||8 July 1949|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the number of interracially married couples has increased from 310,000 in 1970 to 651,000 in 1980, to 964,000 in 1990, to 1,464,000 in 2000 and to 2,340,000 in 2008; accounting for 0.7%, 1.3%, 1.8%, 2.6% and 3.9% of the total number of married couples in those years,
The concept should not be confused with that of mixed ethnicity and multiraciality, i.e., the ethnicity or race of a person whose parents have different ethnicities/ races, which can also be written in a hyphenated way.
It is estimated that approximately 0.4 percent of the genomes of unrelated people differ, apart from copy number. When copy-number variation is included, human -to- human genetic variation is estimated to be at least 0.5 percent.
The Immorality and Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Amendment Act, 1985 (Act No. 72 of 1985) is an act of the Parliament of South Africa that repealed the laws prohibiting marriage and sexual intercourse between white people and people of other races.
The Lovings were an interracial married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning such marriages.
|Mildred and Richard Loving|
|Died||Mildred May 2, 2008 (aged 68) Milford, Virginia, U.S. Richard June 29, 1975 (aged 41) Caroline County, Virginia, U.S.|