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.
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 Buddhist views on marriage are very liberal: in Buddhism, marriage is regarded entirely as personal and individual concern, and not as a religious duty.
There are no religious laws in Buddhism compelling a person to be married, to remain as a bachelor or to lead a life of total chastity.
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.
Even though the Buddhist texts are silent on the subject of monogamy or polygamy, the Buddhist laity is advised to limit themselves to one wife.
Partners in mixed marriages may be supportive of each other’s religious beliefs but still often run into unexpected issues.
Differences in the way people in these marriages celebrate certain holidays or have dietary restrictions are to be expected.
At the time, 16 states had laws preventing a white person from taking a spouse of a different race. Even with the civil rights movement in full swing, public opinion polls showed just 20 percent of the American public approved of interracial marriage.
That meant no shortage of segregationists who agreed with the opinion of Judge Leon Bazile, who had presided over the trial of Richard and Mildred Loving in Virginia?
It always makes sense to find out as much as possible about your partner’s family but it makes special sense to do so in mixed marriages – especially concerning the culture and its traditional family structures.“In Canada, the extended family isn’t all that significant,” Liz – who’s married to an Indian guy – explains.