Opposition to miscegenation, framed as preserving so-called racial purity , is a typical theme of racial supremacist movements. Although the term "miscegenation" was formed from the Latin miscere "to mix" plus genus "race" or "kind", and it could therefore be perceived as value-neutral, it is almost always a pejorative term used by people who believe in  racial superiority and purity. In Spanish America, the term mestizaje , which is derived from mestizo —the blending of European whites and Indigenous peoples of the Americas , is used to refer to production of offspring by people considered to be of different racial types. In the present day, the word miscegenation is avoided by many scholars, because the term suggests that race is a concrete biological phenomenon, rather than a categorization imposed on certain relationships. The term's historical use in contexts that typically implied disapproval is also a reason why more unambiguously neutral terms such as interracial , interethnic or cross-cultural are more common in contemporary usage. These words, much older than the term miscegenation , are derived from the Late Latin mixticius for "mixed", which is also the root of the Spanish word mestizo.
Child pornography laws in the United States
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Sexual assault is an act in which a person intentionally sexually touches another person without that person's consent , or coerces or physically forces a person to engage in a sexual act against their will. Generally, sexual assault is defined as unwanted sexual contact. Sexual assault takes many forms including attacks such as rape or attempted rape, as well as any unwanted sexual contact or threats. Usually a sexual assault occurs when someone touches any part of another person's body in a sexual way, even through clothes, without that person's consent. In the United States , the definition of sexual assault varies widely among the individual states. However, in most states sexual assault occurs when there is lack of consent from one of the individuals involved.
Ages of consent in Africa
In law , common law also known as judicial precedent or judge-made law, or case law is the body of law created by judges and similar quasi-judicial tribunals by virtue of being stated in written opinions. In cases where the parties disagree on what the law is, a common law court looks to past precedential decisions of relevant courts, and synthesizes the principles of those past cases as applicable to the current facts. If a similar dispute has been resolved in the past, the court is usually bound to follow the reasoning used in the prior decision a principle known as stare decisis. If, however, the court finds that the current dispute is fundamentally distinct from all previous cases called a " matter of first impression " , and legislative statutes are either silent or ambiguous on the question, judges have the authority and duty to resolve the issue one party or the other has to win, and on disagreements of law, judges make that decision. Common law, as the body of law made by judges,   stands in contrast to and on equal footing with statutes which are adopted through the legislative process, and regulations which are promulgated by the executive branch the interactions among these different sources of law are explained later in this article.
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