These non-English terms for "race-mixing" are not considered as offensive as "miscegenation", although they have historically been tied to the caste system (Casta) that was established during the colonial era in Spanish-speaking Latin America.Some groups in South America, however, consider the use of the word mestizo offensive because it was used during the times of the colony to refer specifically to the mixing between the conquistadores and the indigenous people.Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. -- whether Protestant, Catholic or Muslim -- the freedom to worship.Bob Jones University firmly believes in freedom of speech and freedom of religion -- a tenet of America which we must all work together to uphold and defend. Everyone has the right under the Constitution to believe and practice his faith even when his faith may be out of sync with another's belief.This is the crux of the issue Bob Jones University faces today. Meanwhile, other folks had some real explaining to do.And in any event, those other suburbs were able to preserve their almost entirely white, upper-middle-class environments by enacting zoning rules that required only expensive single family homes, the thinking goes. No doubt, private prejudice and suburbanites’ desire for homogenous affluent environments contributed to segregation in St. But these explanations are too partial, and too conveniently excuse public policy from responsibility.
“And I reject the politics of those who try to pit one group of Americans against another, of those who try to divide us based upon our race or based upon our faith.” Jeb Bush, a converted Catholic and governor of Florida, then came to his brother’s defense on “The Today Show,” offering examples of other politicians who had addressed audiences with whom their values didn’t align.The First Amendment gives Bob Jones University the freedom to create policies and guidelines under which we operate. Bob Jones University is a 73-year-old institution grounded in academic excellence and Biblical doctrine.Our impeccable and respected academic credentials are the envy of many in the academic world. But people who knew I’d attended the school wanted to hear my take on the matter. Advertisement Obligingly, I wrote an opinion piece describing my experiences inside the Bob Jones University bubble and urging more tolerance for different points of view. Having turned sharply away from my fundamentalist background in the four years since I’d graduated and returned to my hometown, I felt no duty to defend the school.