In English, an "interracial marriage" refers to the institution of marriage, including childless marriages.Formerly, the term was used more widely as a euphemism for interracial sexual unions that produced mixed-race offspring out of wedlock, since both miscegenation and illegitimacy were historically taboo in Western culture, particularly in the context of Victorian morality.In fact, in the Old Testament provisions were made for Gentiles to convert to Judaism (cf. One should also remember both Rahab and Ruth, Gentile women of faith; they were both accepted into the community of believers (they are even in the genealogical line of Jesus! “But,” someone may say, "the New Testament prohibits being unequally yoked.Therefore, people of different races shouldn't marry." The passage being referred to here is 2 Corinthians f.
Only 12% of black women married outside of their race.
Interracial marriage is a form of exogamy that involves a marriage between spouses who belong to different races.
It was historically a taboo in the United States of America and outlawed in South Africa.
, which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.
Interracial marriages have increased steadily since then.