Multiracial People Value Positive Identification More Than Others

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The number of people who identify as multiracial has increased by the millions in the last decade. Not only are those people often misidentified as white, black or Latino, but they also place more value on being correctly identified than people of a single race, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention on Friday…

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2 thoughts on “Multiracial People Value Positive Identification More Than Others

  1. inkomazi August 13, 2013 / 7:05 pm

    Reblogged this on Voices of Reasoning and commented:
    They had to do a study to realize this? Of course we mixed people “place more value on being correctly identified than people of a single race.” Every time we’re misidentified it feels like a judgment, especially when it’s by someone with whom we share an ethnicity. It’s like being told, “Oh, you’re not really one of us.”

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