Looking for info on mixed-race children from the Korean
War Conflict, and although there's a bit on white/Korean kids, either the Negroes who went there were an uncommonly chaste bunch, or. . . no, can't come up with a punch line for that. Because the absense worries me.
Did find some info that'll improve your mood as much as it did mine:
1790: The first U.S. Naturalization Act limits the right to become a naturalized citizen to "free white persons."
1880: California prohibits the issuance of licenses for marriage between a white person and "a Negro, mulatto, or Mongolian."
1909: California passes a law specifically adding the Japanese to the list of those barred from marrying whites.
Part of me wants to look for a transcript of the floor debate on that. The sane part realizes this would be a Very Bad Idea Indeed.
And there's also a few sites for the film Seoul II Soul:
In the film, Hak [ J. Chung] explores his own identity by taking a close look at a very engaging family. The Yates' household consists of the father, a black Korean War veteran, his war bride and their three grown children. This love match has endured for over thirty-five years because of the couple's intellectual and spiritual unity. When they first settled in America, they faced discrimination and misunderstanding.
We learn how their children felt growing up as mixed race kids in a home where both cultures were valued. However, it is a surprise to learn that this seemingly well-adjusted family cannot escape the pain of cultural miscommunication. The beloved eldest son is estranged from his parents because his blonde wife and his mother are at odds. His wife does not understand the nuances of her in-laws expectations. His mother is offended that his wife won't eat kimchi and addresses her by her first name.
Won't eat kimchi?
And more, from 2003 APA Heritage Month:
The National Asian American Telecommunications Association (NAATA) presents Hak J. Chung's Seoul II Soul in honor of African American History Month. Seoul II Soul is a half-hour documentary that investigates the meaning of ethnicity and its effect on family structure in modern America in the context of an interracial marriage. The filmmaker's quest to define his own identity in America leads him to one extraordinary family, Mr. and Mrs. James Yates of Los Angeles, an African American husband and his Korean wife and their children.
The film portrays their search for ethnic and social identity. Seoul II Soul tells—in their own words—the story of how they fought for and built a prosperous and happy life in a society that often treats them as outsiders.
Ok, no, I have no idea why I suddenly got the urge to look for info on this either. But I'm done now. Unless anyone has suggestions as to where I can Read More About It.