The interbreeding and marriage of people of different races.  Miscegenation has been outlawed for a long period of American history, and is still looked down upon in some sectors of society.  Much of the politics surrounding miscegenation stem from slavery’s justification of “othering” (Bronski 23).  Though miscegenation was socially looked down upon, slave-owners frequently raped female slaves, blaming the women’s “hypersexuality” as justification for the men’s behavior (Bronski 24).