Interracial Intimacy : The Regulation Of Race & Romance, Antimiscegenation Laws And The Enforcement Of Racial Boundaries

1153 Words Sep 11th, 2015 5 Pages
Rosa Salcido
Professor Coffman
Sociology 320
September 5, 2015

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Summary: In the article “Interracial Intimacy: The Regulation of Race & Romance, Antimiscegenation Laws and the Enforcement of Racial Boundaries,” Rachael E. Moran writes about the problems blacks and Asians experienced in regards to sex, marriage, and family. Laws were created addressing interracial sex and marriage with the goal of keeping whites superior to all other races. Blacks and Asians encountered many restrictions regarding whom they could marry and have sexual relations with. Meanwhile white males were allowed to associate with black females, black males were punished for having any relationship with white females. Restrictions on sex and marriage were also evident for Asians. From all the Asians, Chinese were the ones who suffered the most as a result of these laws. Since many Chinese men were not able to bring in their wives or marry women from different races, they had no other choice than to live lonely lives. The results that these laws generated left both blacks and Asians to have undesirable personal lives. In the article “Fictive Kin, Paper Sons, and Compadrazgo: Women of Color and the Struggle for Family Survival,” Bonnie Thornton Till writes about how family roles were different for whites than for families of color. Meanwhile white females’ roles only pertained to family, females of color had much more obligations than just family responsibilities. For African American women,…

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