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biracial

adjective Referring to a person born to parents of two different racial heritages—e.g., Asian, Black or White.
noun A person of mixed racial heritage.
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Awareness is the recognition of the various factors related to biracialism, including individual and societal feelings toward interracial marriages and biracial births, a familiarity with historical and modern myths and stereotypes, and an appreciation for the advantages and disadvantages of biracialism (Schwartz, 1998a; Wardle, 1992; Wehrly et al.
Finally, counselors can disseminate accurate information about biracialism through reference books, articles, Web sites, and psycho-educational workshops that discuss racial identity formation and general topics about biracialism (Poston, 1990; Wehrly et al.
Communication is the rime spent discussing biracialism so as to facilitate a secure racial identity.
Our issue blends affirmation and critique, examining biracialism as both an existential condition and ideological concern.
These articles suggest that biracialism can be made to reinforce racial hierarchies and divisions, and does not necessarily destabilize them as some postmodern thinkers allege.
In addition, an understanding of "Mulatto" is further deepened by the biographical contexts of Hughes's concern with biracialism and of his own relationship with his father.
Biracialism and paternal acceptance had been deep personal concerns of Hughes since childhood.
Simpson trial in 1995 (which revealed an apparently startling divide in racial attitudes between black and white Americans) and the Year 2000 Census (in which respondents could, for the first time, self-identify as members of more than one race) seem to bookend much of the discursive flurry around biracialism.