mixing racial groups through sexual activity and relationships

Miscegenation is the mixing of different racial groups with marriage, relationship, sexual relations, and procreation.[1] The word miscegenation has been used since the 19th century to give a name to interracial marriage,[2] interracial dating[3] and interracial sex,[1] and in ancient history study about human race mixtures.[4] Today, the use of the phrase is considered outdated and offensive.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Miscegenation: Definition of Miscegenation at Dictionary.com". Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  2. http://articles.cnn.com/2012-02-16/us/us_interracial-marriage_1_ethnicity-whites-african-american?_s=PM:US
  3. "Interracial Dating, Interracial Singles". www.intimateinterracial.com.
  4. Aikman, K. B. (1 October 1933). "Race mixture". The Eugenics Review. 25 (3): 161–166. PMC 2985265. PMID 21260095 – via PubMed Central.CS1 maint: PMC format (link)
  5. Downing, Karen; Nichols, Darlene; Webster, Kelly (2005). Multiracial America: A Resource Guide on the History and Literature of Interracial Issues. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 9. ISBN 0-8108-5199-7.