FRE0 saidDid similar things occur when the Supreme Court ruled that anti miscegenation laws were unconstitutional?
Actually, several state, all southern, refused initially to comply, with several repeated direct court orders...many of these states still had the miscegenation laws on their books for YEARS...and attempted to enforce them.
The last state to repeal and remove the laws from their state laws was....take a wild guess.....Alabama!....in what year?...2000! ....when was the federal court order? 1967!...that would be a 33 year span of time for the south to be bigots and dumbasses...essentially a generation had to die off to make life better.
Sixteen states(year of statehood) saw their anti-miscegenation laws overturned by Loving v. Virginia in 1967:
Georgia (1788 )
North Carolina (1789)
South Carolina (1788 )
Virginia (1788 )
West Virginia (1863)
Fourteen states repealed anti-miscegenation laws between 1948 and 1967:
Maryland (1788 )
North Dakota (1889)
South Dakota (1889)
Eleven states repealed anti-miscegenation laws before 1887:
Illinois (1818 )
Massachusetts (1788 )
New Mexico (1912)
Rhode Island (1790)
Nine states never had any laws of this type:
Connecticut (1788 )
Minnesota (1858 )
New Hampshire (1788 )
New Jersey (1787)
New York (1788 )
Wisconsin (1848 )
In North Carolina up until 1967.....a person was not considered "white" if it could be shown that he was 1/64th black, by geneology....Unreal!...I found this article and it showed the "Legal terms" used in North Carolina to name the degree of "blackness"....It is highly offensive and insultingly ignorant....
TERMS FORMERLY USED TO REPRESENT DEGREES OF BLACKNESS:
mulatto - A person of mixed race who is half white and half black. Based on the Spanish word mulo meaning "mule," and implying that the person is sterile like a mule. (Another
familiar misconception concerned the concept of “hybrid vigor,” the idea that breeding across difference, as with dogs, creates a stronger, and more attractive breed.) In
some ways, this is the most shocking of all the words on these pages describing the varieties of black people with mixed blood.
quadroon or quarteron - A person with one white parent and one mulatto parent. Such a person would be 3/4 white and 1/4 black.
octoroon or metif - A person who has one white parent and one quadroon parent. Such a person would be 7/8 white and 1/8 black.
meamelouc or mamelouque - See sextaroon.
sextaroon - Also called a meamelouc or mamelouque. A person who is 1/16 black. The parents would be a full-blooded white and an octoroon.
demi-meamelouc - A person who is 1/32 black. The parents would be a full-blooded white and a sextaroon.
sangmelee - A person who is 1/64 black. The parents would be a full-blooded white and a demimeamelouc.
griffe – A person whose parents are a full-blooded black and a mulatto. Such a person would be 3/4 black and 1/4 white. The term is also used to describe the offspring of a mulatto and an American Indian, or any person of mixed Negro and American Indian blood.
marabou - A person who is 5/8 black. The parents would be a full-blooded black and a quadroon.
sacatra - A person who is 7/8 black. The parents would be a full-blooded black and a griffe.
OTHER TERMS RELATED TO THE PERIOD OF SLAVERY
contraband - Early in the war, the War Department allowed slaves fleeing their masters to enter Union lines as "contraband of war" (i.e. property that might be confiscated to fight against the Union).
drapetomania - According to Dr. Samuel Cartwright of Louisiana, this was one of two diseases from which slaves suffered. Cartwright said that this disease caused slaves to run away. Dr. Jonathan Miller, an English pathologist, has defined this term tongue-in-cheek as "a morbid desire to be free." (See also dysaethesia aethiopica.)
dysaethesia aethiopica - A second disease which Dr. Cartwright claimed slaves suffered from.
Slaves having this disease were apt to commit intentional acts of mischief. Cartwright claimed that the cure for this disease and drapetomania was whipping.
I remember Dallas being a place where segregation was the order of the day.
The radical right (and, they are radical) is trying to use their religion as an excuse. As we all know, SCOTUS has ruled on gay marriage, and..under A14, and SCOTUS decisions...it's the law of The U.S. The Supremacy Clause trumps all other law. I.e., state, municipal, etc. The Fed wins..every time...in time. Southern Obstruction is nothing new. It's sad to see it happening, again..but...it's predictable. The nut cases think (e.g. Huckabee), think they can trump the law of the land with A1. Nope. It doesn't say that. It says that the Fed will have no official religion. Period. It DOES NOT say you can refuse equality because you feel like it..say, if you become a vegan, you cannot stop issuing fishing permits. You want to not to do that...get another fucking job. The Right (very wrong) is going to try to do this thing claiming they're somehow being steps on, but, you are NOT entitled to a job; you are not allowed to inject your false belief systems into your job in our secular government. PERIOD.
Scotus has ruled. They refused the appeal. Period. Fully 75% of U.S. citizens support equality in marriage. Not the other way.
The South did the whole "separate but equal" shit, and SCOTUS said NO.
This issue is decided. We just need to put a few more folks in jail, and sue the bastards.