The transformations wrought in the Atlantic world during the colonial era brought Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans into sustained contact in the Americas for the first time, fostering interethnic mixing, sexual violence and intimacy, and intermarriage. In a wide variety of colonial sites across the Atlantic, interracial marriages expanded kinship and trading networks, cemented military and political alliances, and facilitated the adaptation and survival of Native communities. Interracial marriages not only provided economic and social benefits to European and Euro-American explorers, traders, and settlers and the indigenous populations whom they encountered, they also served as a powerful political tool in contested borderlands far from imperial centers. In Latin America, North America, the Caribbean, and along the West African coast, European males mingled socially and sexually with women of Indian, African, and mixed heritage, though the vast majority of these interracial relationships took place outside the sanctity of marriage, and many involved some level of coercion.
My husband and I are planning a 3 day trip to Barcelona prior to the beginning of our Disney Mediterranean Cruise. We are bringing our four children ages, 6,8,10, and Our family is biracial. I'm white and my husband is half African American and half Samoan think of the actor Dwayne Johnson , aka " The Rock " and you will know what my husband looks like. They are the same ethnic mix.
Interracial Family Traveling to Barcelona - Barcelona Forum
Though the notion that racial mixing is undesirable has arisen at different points in history, it gained particular prominence in Europe during the era of colonialism. It was specifically used to refer to interracial marriage and interracial sexual relations. Although the term "miscegenation" was formed from the Latin miscere "to mix" plus genus "race" or "kind", and it could therefore be perceived as value-neutral, it is almost always used in a negative way, to refer to something which should be avoided, punished or outlawed. In Spanish America, the term mestizaje , which is derived from mestizo —the blending of European whites and Indigenous peoples of the Americas , is used to refer to racial mixing.