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Race Law: Why is Justice Painted "White" in America?
The laws regarding race in the United States seem to be as problematic and intentional as racism itself. Historically, especially after the Civil War brought a host of ulterior and biased motives in order to insure the political and economic betterment of the White population. Unfortunately, one of the most effective instruments used in subduing the possibility of Black equality was law. It was law that kept race relevant, despite the many people who fought and died in America’s bloodiest war in hopes of thwarting it. Law is what continued the fight and resentment within Blacks throughout the past two centuries. Law was the golden ticket given to the beneficiaries of the American social order, even if that meant changing the laws time and time again.
Miscegenation serves as the best and constant reminder of the inherently flawed legal response to race. As Davis crystallizes in his work “The Rule Becomes Firm”, the idea of racial purity was not only contradicted by coercive race mixing from White men upon Black women, it also strengthened the idea into law. The one-drop rule completely ignored the malicious and intentional predatory actions of White men, because it allowed White men to rape and create “mixed” babies with Black women without the threat of injecting equality. What took place was a huge influx of the “mulatto” population throughout the American south, all of who had to assume the race and social stance of their mothers. So, if the mother of a mulatto child was Black, that child was considered legally Black, which kept those considered legally White in the racial majority, maintaining political and economic control while satisfying their sexual appetites.
Law has been used to perpetuate a system of White supremacy over Blacks, as mentioned previously, but also has had a profoundly negative affect on other minority groups. As Professor, Clara Rodriguez explains in her work “Redefining Race in 2000”, groups such as Arab Americans were legally classified as White in the United States. Problematically, Arab-Americans have many different cultural and racial values that are not shared by Whites commonly associated with the American majority, leaving them legally underrepresented and invisible. Rodriguez further explains in her work “Changing Race” that the allowance of Arabs to be considered their own legally recognized racial category could possibly bring light to “certain cultural disadvantages that Arab Americans might experience and possibly greater affirmative-action benefits and protections to be gained as a result of identifying as a minority” (Rodriguez, 156).
However, a legal system that has historically revolved around the whims of a White majority wouldn’t stand to benefit from Arabs getting more legal assurance, thus keeping Arabs from joining other voices of dissent. Whites gain from this because they get to lend their category, without fulfilling it’s benefits to outsiders.
Though all of this historical evidence proves race law to be advantageous for Whites in America, it is interesting to note that aspects of racial categorization have historically confounded Whites as well. In Ian F. Haney Lopez’s work, “White by Law”, early in the 20th century, South Asian peoples made their pitch at Whiteness by concluding they were of Caucasian stock. Race science at the time had validated South Asian claims of whiteness both geographically and historically. Yet, in a racist court of law, White interest in being supreme over dark peoples, politically and economically, strengthened the contradiction. So, because South Asians didn’t look “White” they couldn’t legally become “White”, even if they shared a common ancestry of the Caucasian lineage. In the end, the White dominated courts were divided on the issue of race, and scientific investigation was at the mercy of biased interests and external perception. “This person doesn’t look White, so they aren’t White.”
What I pondered after doing this research was the many ways race law may continue in “deracialized” America. I often wonder what my perception of Obama, Adam Clayton Powell, or X would be if they chose to make their pitch at Whiteness? How would the laws have changed if those considered “White” wanted to all be considered another category? What if White folks blew up the Towers? And what future is there for a nation where a group of people implements something so necessary, as law, into something so arbitrary, as race, as their sole means of control and wealth?
I absolutely HATE how people back home kiss up to white people! Stop it, they openly despise you, come on now! The higher in the social hierarchy, the more race-mixing there is.
Um OK then (¬_¬) #iamjustsayingthough
In Cameroon, light-skinned privilege and mixed-race privilege are two very very different things that may intertwine at times but are still very distinct. To be mixed-raced - independently of the skin tone - is basically to be white. Also almost ALL of the people in the elite have one or two western citizenships.
But I must say though, that tribal cultural differences and history play heavily into this. Basically the way white people colonised the country and distributed the power among peoples, influence the relationship to whiteness and the degree of internalised racism. I know that my people has still not gotten over the fact that the white man tried to wipe us out during independence wars so race-mixing is seen as something ‘dirty’ and ‘wrong’. I also know that Hausas frown upon race-mixing too. The younger generation is more open to it though.
However the tribe in power, basically the people from the South, who bent backward for whitey - and got rewarded for it - and were instrumental in the genocide against us, seem just to want to get rid of their genes ASAP. Chantal Biya, first lady *cough* *cough*, the wife of the president’s son and all the rest!
I love that woman… Wish I had known more about her at a younger age.
I had a thought, though. I read a quote from her saying she didn’t believe in the “mixing of the races.”
Was this before or after she gave birth to a half white daughter? Either way, I wonder how this affected her parenting and her daughter’s sense of self while growing up…
Mixed race children = genocide?
How is race mixing destructive and a form of genocide? Do you think EVERYONE who gets into an interracial relationship goes in thinking “I’m gonna mix with some black/white/asian/latin@/what the fuck ever babies so I can get rid of them once and for all!” Like what the fuck is that? No one procreates with someone of a different race JUST to eliminate said race. Has the concept of love suddenly fallen off the face of the Earth? Or does it not count when it comes to people of different races? Oh, excuse me. My liberal is acting up. Pardon my fucking ‘feelings.’ Look, it’s cool if you want your kids to be pure whatever you are. But, please don’t go calling those in interracial relationships selfish because of some bullshit statistics you chose to believe.
Please fuck all the way the hell off.
Genes Are Destroyed With Admixture/Racial Mixing
Nonindigenous species can bring about a form of extinction of native flora and fauna by hybridization and introgression either through purposeful introduction by humans or through habitat modification, bringing previously isolated species into contact. These phenomena can be especially problematic for rare species coming into contact with more abundant ones. Increased use of molecular techniques focuses attention on the extent of this underappreciated problem that is not always apparent from morphological observations alone. Some degree of gene flow is a normal, evolutionarily constructive process, and all constellations of genes and genotypes cannot be preserved. However, hybridization with or without introgression may, nevertheless, threaten a rare species’ existence.