Buddhism and interracial dating

In a speech he delivered in 1968, Muhammad Ali said quite directly that all white men and women “in their right minds” would oppose miscegenation, and then he said the same about blacks as well (watch the video here).

He shows us a stark example of a black man who, when all the talk of racial integration and black civil rights was on the American political landscape, still viewed miscegenation as unnatural and wrong — and his audience did not brand him as racist and bigoted for doing so.

Despite such censoring — or perhaps, because of it — it is vital that we thoroughly understand the topic, rather than passively accepting anything with which our unbelieving culture and media might try to inculcate us.

Before venturing into the subject itself, it would be profitable to understand what others, especially Christians, have thought of miscegenation.

Consider how America, including blacks, has historically opposed miscegenation.

Consider also that many more examples than those above could likewise be produced.

in those exact terms), since it is so obvious that there is a middle ground between “wrong in all circumstances” and “wrong in no circumstances.” Often the debate will be stated as whether interracial marriage is sinful or not, when the meaning of “sinful” is “wrong in all circumstances.” It is unfortunate and misleading that the debate is so often construed that way, but it is just a matter of fact that it is.

Without popular consent, laws will inevitably change.Similarly, Massachusetts forbade miscegenation by law in 1705, North Carolina in 1715, South Carolina in 1717, Delaware in 1721, Louisiana in 1724, and on and on.Some states, which were formed later in America’s history, still had sufficient popular opinion to illegalize interracial marriage even into the twentieth century, e.g. In sum, over 40 states had laws forbidding the marriage of whites with non-whites (though not all laws prohibited marriages with every type of non-white).I have in mind Muhammad Ali, the famous black boxer.He clearly could not be accused of white supremacy for being against miscegenation.

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