The text, in its subversion of racial and cultural purity, posits miscegenation and hybridity as potentially positive, even liberating, forces.
Fear of miscegenation and xenophobia and the consequent race riots resulted in restrictive legislation against the importation of Pacific and Chinese labor.
Of course, in the genre of domestic colonial fiction, the great danger posed by interracial marriage is continued miscegenation and racial degeneration.
Her poems ‘Cosmopolite’ and ‘Fusion’ both signal great potential in the new hybrid of racial identity that results from miscegenation in the United States.
The taboo against miscegenation underpinned many of these negative colonial representations.
With his images, Alexie draws up an American identity where aboriginality appears in a constant state of becoming, where any claim to authenticity must contend with a continual process of miscegenation .
He, too, explores the taboo of interracial sex, but it is ultimately poverty - not miscegenation - that brings about the demise of his main characters.
This literary trend is reason enough to call into question the conceptual alignment between the personal and the political informing Faulkner's ambivalent responses toward miscegenation .
Laws against miscegenation were still on the books in many states, and it was only a decade since the Brown decision of 1954, which ruled that segregated schooling was inherently unequal.
The question remains of why, between 1935 and 1937, the courts often delivered relatively mild judgements, and why a harsher judgement practice only gradually emerged in matters concerning miscegenation .