Pocahontas Exception

The Racial Integrity Act of 1924 in Virginia, established laws that fought against “mongrelization,” This article talks about the honorary status of some races as being white and highlights how this shows race to be less of a “biological truth” and more of a social construct. I thought it was interesting that In six other states, similar laws existed that prohibited Indian-White intermarriage: Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina.

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