In a speech he delivered in 1968, Muhammad Ali said quite directly that all white men and women “in their right minds” would oppose miscegenation, and then he said the same about blacks as well (watch the video here).He shows us a stark example of a black man who, when all the talk of racial integration and black civil rights was on the American political landscape, still viewed miscegenation as unnatural and wrong — and his audience did not brand him as racist and bigoted for doing so.in those exact terms), since it is so obvious that there is a middle ground between “wrong in all circumstances” and “wrong in no circumstances.” Often the debate will be stated as whether interracial marriage is sinful or not, when the meaning of “sinful” is “wrong in all circumstances.” It is unfortunate and misleading that the debate is so often construed that way, but it is just a matter of fact that it is.
It is because of this allegation that any opposition to miscegenation has been thoroughly and censoriously silenced.
Yet, what is noteworthy here is the persistence of anti-miscegenation legislation for a very large portion of American history.
One of the earliest examples of this is Virginia’s anti-miscegenation law of 1691, which forbade the marriage of whites with any non-whites.
I have in mind Muhammad Ali, the famous black boxer.
He clearly could not be accused of white supremacy for being against miscegenation.