Miscegenation

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Miscegenation (/mɪˌsɛɪˈnʃən/) is the mixing of different racial groups with marriage, relationship, sexual relations, and procreation.[1] The word miscegenation has been used since the 19th century. It is often the name given to describe interracial marriage, interracial dating and interracial sex,[1]. In the past, it is used to describe the study of human race mixtures.[2]

Today, the use of the phrase is considered outdated and offensive.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Miscegenation: Definition of Miscegenation at Dictionary.com". Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  2. Aikman, K. B. (1 October 1933). "Race mixture". The Eugenics Review. 25 (3): 161–166. PMC 2985265. PMID 21260095 – via PubMed Central.CS1 maint: PMC format (link)
  3. Downing, Karen; Nichols, Darlene; Webster, Kelly (2005). Multiracial America: A Resource Guide on the History and Literature of Interracial Issues. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 9. ISBN 0-8108-5199-7.