**I have never heard of the term miscegenation either :shrug:
I am a white female, went to public high school.
However, when I was in high school, my mom threw a huge fit when an african-american male called our house on the phone for me. He was a friend of mine but she didn’t want that. So when he called, she told him I “wasn’t there” even though I was standing right there. I was in tears over it. Finally, when she found out that my boyfriend was of Mexican descent she wasn’t too upset over that, however my older brother was. He called him a bad name on the phone the first time he called my house and told him I “could not talk to s—”. So I was terribly upset over the fact that my family I was learning at the age of 16 was prejudice! I was so distraught, but yet they called themselves Christians (Catholics).? My mom slowly warmed up to the idea of my friendships that I had made and came to like the boys I hung out with. My great aunt and uncle and my grandparents were very prejudice against everyone that wasn’t “white”. They met my friends eventually, and to my knowledge I ‘opened their eyes’ so to speak to the fact that every one is a child of God.
Eventually, as time led on, one time we asked my mom would you rather us marry an African-American Catholic or a Caucasian person who was not Catholic? Believe it or not she said the Catholic person!!
By the way, to this day, I am still friends with the African-American guy who called my house 14 years ago and my mom hung up on. He is and always has been one of my closest friends and my mom treats him like one of her kids, calls him her “10th child” and he even spent many holidays (Christmas, Easter, etc.) with my family!!! Great end to a bad beginning!!!
Just had to share my story, sorry for rambling!! **