Almighty God Created The Races

Author: Fay Botham
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807899229
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In this fascinating cultural history of interracial marriage and its legal regulation in the United States, Fay Botham argues that religion--specifically, Protestant and Catholic beliefs about marriage and race--had a significant effect on ...

Race Ing Representation

Author: Kostas Myrsiades
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847688579
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... white race," Plessy argued that the Louisiana law violated his constitutional
rights of habeas corpus, equal protection, and due process. The Supreme Court
denied the validity of this reasoning on several counts, among them that various
state laws forbade interracial marriage on the grounds, as the state of Virginia
later argued unsuccessfully before the Court in Loving v. Virginia (1967), that "
Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he
placed them on ...

Lgbt Families

Author: Nancy J. Mezey
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321770
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For example, according to the Bible, God told Eve, “Your urge shall be for your
husband and he shall rule over you” (cited in Yalom, 2002, p. 3). Racist people
have also made similar arguments to prevent interracial marriages. For example,
when Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter legally married in Washington, D.C. in
1958, a Virginia circuit court indicted them for breaking state law. Drawing on
religious justification, the judge stated, “Almighty God created the races white,
black, yellow ...

Mysteries Of Sex

Author: Mary P. Ryan
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807876688
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The inhabitants of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas conformed to a neat
natural order, analogous to the four cardinal points of the compass, the four
humors, and the four elements. Over two hundred years later, a judge presiding
over a court in the state of Virginia issued another tidy pronouncement about
human geography: ''Almighty God created the races, white, black, yellow, malay
and red, and he placed them on separate continents. . . . He did not intend the
races to mix.

Lies Across America

Author: James W. Loewen
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586768
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In 1963, after living in Washington for a time, the Lovings filed suit against
Virginia. Judge Leon Bazile, in a lecture combining pseudo-religion and pseudo-
anthropology, told them, “Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow,
Malay, and red, and he placed them on separate continents. The fact that he
separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.” Bazile had
never read or chose to ignore what the Bible says about interracial marriage in
Numbers 12, ...

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author: Nancy Bercaw
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616726
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states in rebellion, accompanied by the creation of the word “miscegenation,”
raised the specter of increased race mixing. The almost simultaneous recruitment
of black regiments for the Union army further increased white trepidation of
growing ... whites and African Americans, and mixed marriages (because of
social disapproval) were rare in other states. In 1965, Virginia trial court judge
Leon Bazile sentenced an interracial couple to jail: “Almighty God created the
races white, black ...

Politics Of Multiracialism The

Author: Heather M. Dalmage
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791484769
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Almighty God created the races White, Black, Yellow, Malay, and Red, and he
placed them on separate continents. The fact that he separated the races shows
that he did not intend them to mix.”1 With these words Judge Bazile sentenced
Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia, to one year in
prison in 1950. The crime—marrying across race lines. His ruling reflects the
history of racial formation in the United States. Calling upon a mixture of religious
and ...

Criminal Law

Author: Katheryn Russell-Brown
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483315126
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The trial court judge offered to waive the sentences if the married couple would
agree not to return to Virginia for at least twentyfive years. He stated: Almighty
God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them
on separate continents . . . The fact that he separated the races shows that he did
not intend for the races to mix.34 The Lovings moved back to Washington, DC,
and filed papers stating that their convictions should be set aside because the
Virginia ...

The Politics Of Freedom

Author: David Boaz
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 1933995149
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didn't just ban interracial marriage, it made such marriage a criminal offense.
However, the trial judge suspended the sentence on the condition that they leave
Virginia and not return together for 25 years. He stated in an opinion that ''
Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay, and red, and he
placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his
arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he
separated the races shows ...

Global Perspectives On Social Issues

Author: Rita James Simon
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739105887
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... Virginia law from marrying because they were of different racial backgrounds.
These two married residents of Virginia, a black woman and a white man, had
been indicted by a grand jury for violating Virginia's ban on interracial marriages.
The couple had pled guilty to the charge and were sentenced to one year in jail.
The sentence was suspended by the judge, who required that the couple leave
Virginia and not return for 25 years, stating that: Almighty God created the races
white, ...