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In the book The Color of Water Miss Ruth Mc Bride Jordan had a relationship at the age of fifteen Her relationship had occurred in the 1930s in Virginia At that time anti-miscegenation laws were in force Miss Jordans boyfriend was Peter who was black The relationship went against the laws of anti-miscegenation since she was white and her boyfriend was black Therefore the relationships between different races were illegal and dangerous at that time Miss Jordan had an abortion when she got pregnant She couldnt get married because it was against the law There was also the Ku Klux Klan which was a racist group that was against interracial marriages In the book The Color of Water Miss Ruth Mc Bride married two black men The first one that she got married to was Rev Andrew D Mc Bride At that time she had left Virginia in 1941 and was living in New York When her first husband died she married Hunter Jordan Sr who was another black man Those two marriages took place in New York a state that had no laws pertaining to miscegenation Therefore interracial marriages were legal in New York Miss Jordans children were not completely white They were mixed either light brown dark brown or white That occurred because the mother was white and both husbands were black Those twelve children grew up in a black community The children were involved ion the music the Civil Rights Movement and other influences of the black culture In the book The Color of Water the author was not certain if he was white or black because his mother was white and his father was black His curiosity grew in his childhood days Anti- miscegenation was said to be a kind of Endangered Persons Act The Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973 The purpose of this Acts was to protect and preserve animals from extinction This law had benefited greatly According
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