Asian Americans Are the Same as Other Americans, But Not in the Way Frank Wu Seems to Think We Are

Frank H. Wu (author of Yellow: Race Beyond Black and White, a useful if not entirely satisfying examination of the racial status of Asian Americans) has been making waves with his recent Huff Post …

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Obama Should Talk About Being Biracial

Obama should speak about being biracial during his second term, says David Kaufman.

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Mixed-race teens talk about identity


Mixed-race teens share their personal perspectives on how they view themselves—and how others view their mixed-race heritage. These essays were part of the cover story, “Outside the box,” about how mixed-race teens identify themselves on college applications in the Nov. 15, 2012 issue of The Mash.
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The Color of Colorblind: Exploring Mixed Race Identity

By Lindsay C. Harris “The Color of Colorblind: Addressing the History of Racial Classification and Mixed Racial Identity in the U.S.” Like 60 million other Americans, I cast my ballot to reelect our first…

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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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Raceless Like Me | Magazine | The Harvard Crimson

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One day last fall, Paula M. Maouyo ’14 sat in front of her laptop in Matthews trying to think of a topic for her Expos paper about racial identity.

When Maouyo was a child, she identified as biracial. Her father is black, originally from Chad and her mother is white and American. But by the time she was nine, she began to move away from a biracial identity.

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Racial Integrity Act of 1924 (State legislature of Virginia)

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“If there is reasonable cause to disbelieve that applicants are of pure white race, when that fact is stated, the clerk or deputy clerk shall withhold the granting of the license until satisfactory proof is produced that both applicants are “white persons” as provided for in this act.”

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More Americans consider themselves multiracial

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“Americans are becoming more nuanced in their understanding of race,” said Carolyn Liebler, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. “But I don’t think race is becoming less important in our society.”

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Conservatives See Mixed People Differently

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Now why am I not surprised by this? Disturbing new research suggests the answer to that question may depend on your political ideology. In three experiments, “we found that conservatives were more …

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