Sigrid E. Johnson this year. Credit Credit Illustration by Jules Julien.
Leah Donnella. In a country where the share of multiracial children has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years, it's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me. Jeannie Phan for NPR hide caption.
But here's what happens: they smile and nod politely, maybe even chuckle, before getting to their point, 'Right, but what are you? Where are your parents from? While I could say Pennsylvania and Ohio, and continue this proverbial two-step, I instead give them what they're after: 'My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American.
Top definition. A person who is two or more races. For example, a person who has a black mom and white dad. Also, they are known to be excluded from both racial groups they come from and there are cases in which they are criticized by their own families.
When I was in my early 30s, I started making a list of every child I could think of who had a black parent and a white parent and was born between and the mid- to late s. It was a collection of people like me, who grew up and came of age after the Supreme Court decision in that overturned the laws in more than a dozen states that outlawed interracial marriage. I was thinking of people I knew or had heard of, so of course the list included actors like Tracee Ellis Ross born and Rashida Jones ; athletes like Derek Jeter and Jason Kidd ; singers like Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys ; and, eventually, politicians and public servants like Adrian Fenty and Ben Jealous
What do tennis star Serena Williams, U. Kamala Harris and businesswoman Mellody Hobson have in common? But despite these real-world examples of interracial relationships, a Pew Research Center report found that black women are the least likely group of women to marry, especially outside of their own race.
No, I am not a gangster or some stereotypical Chicano, Mexican, or any Hispanic. I was born in New York City in a Jewish hospital to Nicaraguan parents who lived on th and Lexington in some studio room or something like that. Until 2 months later we moved to an open […].
As the nation has become more diverse, increasing numbers of Americans belong to more than one racial group. Injust one in a hundred babies born was multiracial; these days, the share has climbed to one in ten. This makes it critical for organizations—and the researchers who study them—to understand how multiracial individuals perceive themselves in terms of race, as well as how they are perceived by others.
Black Americans born poor are much less likely to move up the income ladder than those in other racial groups, especially whites. Many factors are at work, including educational inequalitiesneighborhood effectsworkplace discriminationparentingaccess to creditrates of incarcerationand so on. As always, there is a huge amount of data and analysis in the new paper.