Interracial dating at liberty university
Donald Trump gave his first commencement address at Liberty University on Saturday.
In this move, the president centered the institution, moving it from its position as a fringe campaign stop.
Falwell and friends have no problem with Trump, even though Trump seems to go against every bit of decency that they have fought for in the last 40 years, because Trump appeals to the religious right roots. In one sermon, the elder Falwell preached in reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to desegregate public schools: If Chief Justice Warren and his associates had known God’s word and had desired to do the Lord’s will, I am quite confident that the 1954 decision would never have been made. When God has drawn a line of distinction, we should not attempt to cross that line.
We might think that the conservative movement formed to fight feminism and same-sex love, but it actually came into being with segregation and Civil Rights. The elder Falwell went on to say that integration will “destroy our race eventually.” Falwell worked to start a white Christian school in response to desegregation and strongly defended others who started them.
In the present day, the word miscegenation is avoided by many scholars, because the term suggests a concrete biological phenomenon, rather than a categorization imposed on certain relationships. Back when I co-work Swirling, we created a list of interracial-friendly cities and states, and some of them were not really a surprise—Los Angeles and pretty much all of California, parts of Texas, some fly over states, and swaths of regions on the East Coast and South. By the way, Self, you need to really wash your hair and you smell like soup.
Historically, the term has been used in the context of laws banning interracial marriage and sex, known as anti-miscegenation laws.
Bob Jones III, president of Bob Jones University (BJU), announced March 3 that the fundamentalist school is dropping its longstanding ban on interracial dating.
The term's historical use in contexts that typically implied disapproval is also a reason why more unambiguously neutral terms such as interracialinterethnic or cross-cultural are more common in contemporary usage. The easiest way to get into the history books is to do something first.
Then in 1971, when the IRS moved to revoke the tax-exempt status of Bob Jones University, a school that forbade interracial dating, the movement that led to the Moral Majority began.
Now Liberty University’s ugly roots are showing, so it makes sense that President Trump, who vilifies Muslims and Mexicans, who wants to build walls and institute bans, who hired Jeff Sessions as attorney general, would find friends at Liberty University.
Although other candidates have spoken at BJU over the years without incident, the appearance by Bush was portrayed by political foe John Mc Cain as an endorsement of the school's extreme beliefs, including its prohibition on interracial dating and its anti-Catholic views.
Bush subsequently made it clear that he does not share the school's controversial views, and apologized for missing an opportunity to speak ...