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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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However, some multiracial children regard giving up on one of their nationalities as abandoning one of their parents.
Lee argues that multiracial individuals and communities used kinship and "genealogical imagination" to negotiate a world defined by race, by ideas of natives and nonnatives.
In chapters six ("Racism as a Weapon of the Weak") and seven ("Loyalty and Disregard"), I found Lee's discussion of the internal debates within these multiracial communities fascinating, especially how carefully he pieces together the Eurafricans in Southern Rhodesia's not-so-subtle racism and unsettling pledges of loyalty to the British empire.
As a commentary on mixed-race identity, The River Between Us depicts perhaps the only possibility for a multiracial identity at a time (1861) when laws of hypodescent reigned supreme.
For instance, in contrast to religiously unaffiliated black-white biracials, the likelihood of identifying as multiracial declined by 44% for black-white biracial Baptists.
This data revealed that the LSAT scores of Black multiracial students, particularly Black/White ones, are significantly higher than those of single-race Blacks.
To that end, the new Competencies for Counseling the Multiracial Population (Kenney et al.
Since the release of Poston's (1990) model, Root (2001) expanded on the concept of multiracial identity.
Centralising her discussion in the realm of popular media and culture, Joseph thus targets everyday Americans as her intended reader --those whose awareness of race and racial affairs is invariably shaped by the depictions of mixed and multiracial characters in television shows, movies and the mainstream media.
Doyle and Kao (2007) used the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to study the friendship choices of a large number of multiracial adolescents.
Over the past 20 years, the multiracial population in the United States has become a more recognizable racial group and this new level of recognition has also increased the desire of some mixed-race individuals to embrace their multiracial identity (Rocquemore & Brusma, 2000).
Written to be accessible to undergraduates, even in community colleges, this overview of multiracial issues and identities incorporates statistics from the US Census and other national data sources, plus personal accounts from interviews.

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