And those that died by the plague were twenty and four thousand.
That, I think, is where the radicalism of gay marriage really lies, for America’s many conservative Christians.
And Hindu India, with its caste system, raised endogamous preference to the level of art.
The Jim Crow South was indeed a very peculiar place with peculiar institutions – institutions we now anathematize for a reason.
In particular, the social and legal disabilities that gay people and black people suffered under in American history are wildly disparate in their operation and effects.
I’m just saying that the end of legal and social support for miscegenation in America was .
Which brings me to my second point of disagreement with Linker. Relegating them to the category of the foulest prejudice is something else entirely. In a few years, objections to sexual relations between blacks and whites went from being an extremely commonly held opinion (and not just in the South), to one that was still extremely common but could not be admitted to in public without being deemed profoundly retrograde. Considering the depth and longevity of official white supremacy in American history, we broke with the past with what one might call “all deliberate speed,” and moved quickly to moral condemnation even though huge numbers of people stubbornly refused to change their no-longer-respectable views.