They have been together for years and now she is beginning to understand the inherent danger this country presents for people with brown skin. No walking down the street swinging a sword around. You are to be proud of who you are and your heritage. It is both glorious and heartbreaking to see the volume of injustices across the country. Black people have been discussing this for decades.
These words, much older than the term miscegenation, are derived from the Late Latin mixticius for "mixed", which is also the root of the Spanish word mestizo.
Portuguese also uses miscigenação, derived from the same Latin root as the English word.
These non-English terms for "race-mixing" are not considered as offensive as "miscegenation", although they have historically been tied to the caste system (Casta) that was established during the colonial era in Spanish-speaking Latin America.
Some groups in South America, however, consider the use of the word mestizo offensive because it was used during the times of the colony to refer specifically to the mixing between the conquistadores and the indigenous people.
We live in a time where there's certainly more acceptance of interracial couples in the media and as a whole, but there are still awkward moments we encounter — e Sometimes, people forget that we are no longer in the 1950s when it was illegal to be with someone of another race.