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News Posted on June 20, 2013

Professor Villazor Writes on Interracial Marriage for New York Times

Professor Rose Cuison Villazor contributed an essay to an online discussion of "Is Interracial Marriage Still Scandalous?" hosted by Room for Debate, a feature of the New York Times website.  Professor Villazor's essay, "A Complex Map, but Still Divided," traces the history of state and federal anti-miscegenation laws in the United States and considers statistics showing different rates of interracial marriage among various groups, differences in income, and other factors.

"These differences underscore that we should not be too quick to rely on the increase in interracial marriages as proof that we now live in a ‘post-racial' society," writes Villazor. "Instead, the rise in interracial marriages should encourage us to continue to explore the various factors that, shaped by our racial past, continue to limit interracial couples -- who want to or are able to marry -- from saying, ‘I do.'"

Professor Rose Cuison Villazor joined the UC Davis faculty in 2012 from the Maurice A. Deane Law School at Hofstra University.  She has also taught at Columbia Law School and the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.  Professor Villazor teaches and writes in the areas of property law, immigration law, race, and citizenship.

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