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Others say that conservative's interest in dating interracially has been there all along.
Even interracial marriage, though uncommon, was allowed.
But as race slavery replaced servitude as the South's labor force, interracial sex threatened to blur the distinctions between white and black—and thus between free and slave.
Up through the Civil War, only two states, Pennsylvania in 1780 and Massachusetts in 1843—hotbeds of abolitionist activity—repealed their bans. But when federal troops pulled out, the bans returned, along with a whole complex of new discriminatory laws known as Jim Crow.
In the West, 13 states passed new laws against interracial marriage, many of them targeting white-Asian unions along with white-black ones.