By Angela Onwuachi-Willig
This landmark publication appears at what it capacity to be a multiracial couple within the usa this day. According to Our Hearts starts off with a glance again at a 1925 case within which a two-month marriage ends with a guy suing his spouse for misrepresentation of her race, and indicates how our society has but to come back to phrases with interracial marriage. Angela Onwuachi-Willig examines the problem through drawing from numerous resources, together with her personal studies. She argues that housing legislation, relatives legislation, and employment legislation fail, in very important methods, to guard multiracial undefined. In a society within which marriage is used to offer, withhold, and remove status—in the place of work and elsewhere—she says interracial are at a drawback, that is purely exacerbated via present legislations.
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In many ways, this chapter examines how marriage is used to give status, take away status, or not give status in the workplace. Much like Leonard, those who engage in interracial marriage today can face harsh consequences for crossing racial lines of intimacy, consequences that essentially can have the effect of discouraging interracial marriage. For example, this chapter looks to a section of employment discrimination law that involves third-party punishment by co-workers against white racial transgressors: discrimination by association cases.
4. Race discrimination—Law and legislation—United States. I. Title. 74701’66—dc23 2012044511 A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. 48-1992 (Permanence of Paper). 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 This book is dedicated with much love and gratitude to my husband, Jacob Willig-Onwuachi, and our children, Elijah, Bethany, and Solomon. This book also is dedicated to the memory of my sister, Cordillia (Onwuachi) Guerrero, whose own family experiences have served as added inspiration for this book.
The stories that have been recommended to us, however, have never resonated with us like A Bronx Tale. They never proved to be as powerful, compelling, or well structured. So when I first discovered the story of Alice Beatrice (Jones) Rhinelander and Leonard Kip Rhinelander—two New Yorkers who are the focal point of this book—my attraction to them and their story came as a surprise. I learned of Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and thus the Rhinelanders themselves through a good friend, who, in turn, had uncovered these treasures in the way that so many of us encounter real-life narratives of romance and heartbreak: through her own good friend, Jamie Wacks (with whom I later discussed the case and the story).