Buddhism and interracial dating
More importantly, he helped to provide more of a rationale behind his position. We just want to stay black.” According to Muhammad Ali, opposition to interracial marriage need have nothing to do with animosity one’s own race.
This rationale is important to acknowledge as we investigate the moral status of miscegenation.
Miscegenation, more commonly called interracial marriage, is one of the touchiest subjects about which one can speak today.
There is widespread pressure, coming from both Christians and non-Christians alike, urging people towards the claimed goodness of racial diversity within marriage.
The way the debate over miscegenation is normally construed, the allowed views are basically these: either one believes that interracial marriage is wrong in all circumstances, or one believes that interracial marriage is wrong in no circumstances.
However, although the debate is usually construed that way, it is rarely that way (i.e.
Besides these laws, which show themselves to be of great weight when considering the propriety of interracial marriage, I would like to look at one specific example of an anti-miscegenation opinion.
Allegedly, the only reason people would be opposed to marrying those of other races is because they have hatred or animosity for other races.
It is because of this allegation that any opposition to miscegenation has been thoroughly and censoriously silenced.
The subject is presented today as if it were quite obvious that interracial marriage is both permissible and positively good.
It is tacitly assumed that everyone has thought the same way in history, except for a few evil men who thought otherwise due to racial bigotry and especially to “ignorance,” as the accusation often goes.
However, since little ink was spilled on the topic of interracial marriage before separate races even lived amongst each other, I will not be going back terribly far in history, just to the seventeenth century and onward.