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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sex,[1] and in ancient history study about human race mixtures.[4] Today, the use of the phrase is considered outdated and offensive.[5]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". Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  3. "Interracial Dating, Interracial Singles".
  4. Aikman, K. B. (1 October 1933). "Race mixture". The Eugenics Review 25 (3): 161–166. PMC PMC2985265. PMID 21260095. 
  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.