Controversial issue on interracial dating

07-Mar-2020 17:34 by 4 Comments

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If your two copies of genes relating to genetic disease are the same, then you’ll suffer from that disease, yet when they’re different you’ll have a smaller chance of developing it.

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The Nazis thought it was a scandal that White German women had children with Africans from an enemy army and in 1937, 385 of these children were rounded up and sterilised in clinics.’ Miscegenation, the interbreeding of people considered to be of different racial types, was ruled illegal in America.

On the other hand, hybrid vigour has its limitations as we’ve seen in mules.

Two species with varying number of chromosomes will either be unable to create viable living, breathing offspring or they’ll be infertile and may be handicapped in other ways.

Those of black African descent are more likely to suffer from sickle cell anaemia.

If they do, having a child with someone outside of that racial group greatly decreases the odds the child will be affected by it and will instead be a carrier of the disease.

If those copies are different, it’s called heterozygosity.

The more symmetrical tend to possess a higher level of heterozygosity and have a more diverse genome, which is beneficial when it comes to disease.

I jump on anything that refers to mixed race individuals as I’m the product of a British born black mother of Barbadian descent and a British born white father.

I think I first heard of this book when I watched Channel 4’s documentary series.

In 1958, having married, Mildred Jeter (black) and Richard Loving (white) were sentenced to one year in prison and a 25-year exile from Virginia. However, South Carolina in 1998 and Alabama in 2008, 38% and 40%, respectively, still voted to keep their anti-miscegenation laws.

Nine years later, in 1967, the Supreme Court ruled anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional. Last week I watched a documentary on the life of Alice Walker, the author of .

It’s a product of hybrid vigour, ‘the tendency of a cross-bred individual to show qualities superior to those of both parents’.