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April 25, 1931

Race Mixture: Studies in Intermarriage and Miscegenation.

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By Edward Byron Reuter. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 224. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1931.

JAMA. 1931;96(17):1429. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720430079039

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Abstract

This volume includes a series of papers published in various sociological periodicals and concerned largely with the question of intermarriage of whites and Negroes. The thesis held seems to be that race mixture tends to a higher type. The author is convinced that the number of mulattoes who pass over into the white race classification will increase. He discusses the sex distribution in the mulatto, the legal relations of intermarriage, the relationship of color to achievement, the superiority of the mulatto and his changing status. He points out that the mulattoes, composing at present less than 20 per cent of the Negro population, have produced more than 80 per cent of the superior men of the race. The final chapter concerns the psychology of the hybrid and the evidence that the only hope of happiness for such persons is complete identification with a social group and limitation of activities to

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