Infographic: The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America

The country is slowly becoming more like a “rainbow,” according to a new book by Paul Taylor and Pew Research called “The Next America”.

Defining Mixed

Four of these five groups are mixed in their racial heritage. 

  • About 4% in the ‘Other’ category may have indicated ‘more than one race’ – which put them in the ‘Other’ category
  • About 1% in the ‘Other’ category are Native American – some Native Americans are of mixed heritage
  • Latin Americans can be of any race but are often mixed with Spanish and Amerindian, or Spanish and Black
  • Asian Americans tend to integrate with neighboring communities and then become of mixed heritage in short order
  • Black Americans also integrate with neighboring communities and then become of mixed heritage. Black Americans are often of mixed heritage. In modern times mixed frequently by choice, and during enslavement, frequently by force.
  • White is not counted as White when mixed with people of color, which accounts for the decline in White numbers over time. The other reason the numbers for White drop is because Europeans no longer immigrate to the U.S. at any where near the same rate of other groups. European countries tend to provide good health care coverage and tend to have lower gun violence. For example, in the U.K. the routine patrol officers do not carry guns.

The numbers

Intermarriage among people of different races is increasingly common. In 1980, just 7% of all marriages in the U.S. were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity.  In 2010, that share has doubled to 15% of all new marriages in the U.S. Hispanics (26%) and Asians (28%) were most likely to “marry out,” compared with 9% of whites and 17% of blacks. – Pew Research

Marrying Out

If two people of mixed heritage marry, does Pew Research count that as an intermarriage?

President Barack Obama Delivers Moving Eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Brings Church to Its Feet By Singing “Amazing Grace” (FULL VIDEO)

President Barack Obama continues to lead this country with class and heart, delivering a touching and emotional eulogy for state Senator and Reverend Clementa Pinckney, an unfortunate victim in the tragic shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston last week.  Obama spoke eloquently of the good works and commitment to community Pinckney had, and solemnly acknowledged by name each of the church members who lost their lives with Pinckney.  He then proceeded to talk about the history of the black church and the power of grace.

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A Conversation Defining Transracial Adoption with Anderson Cooper (CNN)

Earlier this week I, along with 21 other adoptee’s, adoption professionals and activists joined together to write An Open Letter: Why Co-opting “Transracial” in the Case of Rachel Dolezal is Problematic. The result was a media blitz, helping to define the word transracial. I was interviewed by the New York TimesWashington Post and International Business Times, as well as other outlets who supported adoptees in our desire to reclaim the integrity of this word.

View my conversation with Anderson Cooper here.

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The Media Is Doing Exactly What Rachel Dolezal’s Abusive Homeschooling Parents Want

“Every time we go after Rachel, we are doing exactly what her abusive parents want.”

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How Rachel Dolezal Just Made Things Harder for Those of Us Who Don’t “Look Black”

Because I appear white to most people, I already get asked the dumbest questions you can imagine about race. Now it’s only going to get worse.

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Healing Race Relations with Lee Mun Wah [VIDEO]

Since its founding in 1994, StirFry Seminars & Consulting has revolutionized the field of diversity through its internationally acclaimed documentary films and seminars. Millions of viewers worldwide have seen The Color of Fear, as well as many of the other groundbreaking films produced and directed by Lee Mun Wah, StirFry’s founder, CEO and Master Trainer. In 1995, Oprah Winfrey produced a one-hour special on Lee Mun Wah’s life and the impact of The Color of Fear.

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Lee Mun Wah describes how dialogs are better than panel discussions and how to acknowledge the person in front of you and stop playing devil’s advocate.

 

Get your popcorn and drink. The video is about an hour.

The 100% Mixed Show #011 – Thomas Lopez, Kiyoshi Houston, Ken Tanabe

Thomas Lopez and Kiyoshi Houston talk to us about MASC, a mixed community organization that reaches out to families and educates children on bullying and identity. Ken Tanabe is founder of Loving Day a celebration multiracial relationships and overcome racism. Really fun episode!

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HT @MASCSITE

Is It Better To Be Mixed Race? [VIDEO]

Aarathi Prasad sets out to challenge the science of racial purity and examines provocative claims that there are in fact biological advantages to being mixed race.

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And So the Search Begins: What’s the Trouble? Part 2

By Michel Beller

(Above:   My beautiful parents on their wedding day, 1958: another black-white marriage, 150 years later, when it was still illegal to “miscegenate” in 16 states)

 

I chose, as the title for this book, The Trouble with Virginia, because it fits so perfectly. Virginia is my great-great grandmother’s name.  She was born in Virginia. Of a white father and a black mother living openly as husband and wife in the South, in 1830. Plenty of trouble there–need I say more? Imagine navigating a world, a society, a culture such as what mixed-race Virginia (and others like her) must have encountered.

 

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Mixed Kids Roundtable: The Politics of Multiracialism and Identity [AUDIO]

We were joined in this edition of iMiXWHATiLiKE! by a roundtable of panelists for a discussion of the politics of multiracialism and identity. We talked about the film Dear White People and more generally about the history of multiracial identities and the politics of popular culture representation of those identities, and bunch more!

Several of our music selections came from THIS LIST by J-Zone.

Get all the other shows you’ve missed and much more at imixwhatilike.org!

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▶ What’s Radical About “Mixed Race”? [VIDEO] with Professor Ann Morning

From Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU

“On April 20, 2015, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU hosted “What’s Radical About ‘Mixed Race’?”. Eschewing an apolitical “celebration” of mixed race, this panel examined the movement’s implications for multiracial coalition and the future of race in the US and Canada, asking: does the multiracial movement challenge—or actually reinforce—the logics of structural racism?”

 

From Steven Riley

 

Minelle Mahtani critically located how an apolitical and ahistorical Canadian “model multiracial” upholds the multicultural claims of the Canadian settler state.

Jared Sexton called to task multiracial activists who leverage a mixed race identity in opposition to those who are “all black, all the time.”

A roundtable conversation moderated by Ann Morning (NYU Department of Sociology) followed.”

 

 

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Get your popcorn and your drink. Video is 1 hour 17 minutes.