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    Multiracial Stereotypes

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    Should people who are biracial, multiracial, or multiethnic identify themselves as multiethnic? People who are not biracial, multiethnic, or multiracial are prejudiced against people who are. They would ask questions such as, “Who are you? What do you have in you?” Multiracial and biracial people could only identify themselves as one ethnicity, however, in 2000, the census allowed them to self identify with multiple races. Being able to identify as numerous races shows proud self identity and shows

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    Multiracial Students

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    Multiracial Students At first glance, freshman Angela Corbett’s room might seem a bit bewildering. On one wall sits a Black Panthers poster, on the other, a Nicaraguan flag, and glimpsing around, one might even see a stuffed leprechaun. During lunch, she might be found enjoying some soul food, or eating a meal from south of the border. Around her could also be people from various cultural backgrounds, who she has no problem calling her friends. As perplexing as it seems, this is not an

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    Working With Multiracial Students

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    with the climb in the number of interracial marriages, (Root 1996) American school systems must learn how to cater to the needs of multiracial students. In this paper, multiracial “refers to people who are of two or more racial heritages. It is the most inclusive term to refer to people across all racial mixes. Thus it also includes biracial people” (Root 1996). Multiracial students face problems with developing their racial identity and feeling approval from peers who are not mixed, making their experiences

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    The number of people who identified themselves as multiracial has increased from 6.8 million in 2000 to 9 million people in 2010, showing a change of about 32% in the past ten years. (U.S. Bureau of Census, 2011). As multiracial people have quickly increased in number, understanding the unique experiences of parenting offspring from two different races and the influence of interracial parenting on the identity development of biracial children have become more important. However, multicultural families

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    Multiracial Identity in Essays by Julia Alvarez and Danzy Senna The essays of Julia Alvarez and Danzy Senna address issues of multiracial identity important in their younger years as they grew up daughters of a multiethnic and multiracial background. Despite the slight generational differences, the same issues are as important today as they were twenty or thirty years ago. The concept of one being multiracial is a relatively new concept. In the past, a person with a mixed racial background

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    to mark off more than one racial group in 2000 and thus identify as multicultural or multiracial. As will be shown in this paper, analysis of the Unites States racial composition and relevant studies indicate that America has not become the “melting pot” of cultures and races that was once predicted. Through residential racial segregation, the continual influx of immigrants, and the emergence of a multiracial population, America has remained a “mosaic” of cultures – separate entities combining

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    The Causes of Racial Tension

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    Today, there is racial tension all around the world. Racial tension means the feeling that exists when people do not trust and be aggressive to each other. In Malaysia, racial tension has deepened recently. The Indian government has released an advisory for its foreign students that studying in Australia which showed that racial tension appeared around the White and Indian (“MEA issues travel advisory to Indian students in Aus”, 2010). Racial tension between the Han and Uighur communities in Xinjiang

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    Interracial Marriages: A Modern History

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    involvement with an “inferior” race was seen as demeaning the purity and superiority of the majority race (Yancey, and Lewis). Due to this belief many states inforced miscegenation laws. This law nullified any marriages of a white, black, indian, or multiracial person. If any attempted to interracially marry there was a fine of fifty dollars and possibly imprisonment (Yancey, and Lewis). Sexual activity amongst unmarried interracial couples was not typically desirable it was more accepted than an interracial

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    Interracial Relationships in America

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    societal attitudes about interracial relationships. The homes of interracial families ha... ... middle of paper ... ...merican Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), (n.d.) Multiracial Children. familyresource.com. Retrieved from http://www.familyresource.com/parenting/miscellaneous/multiracial-children Ballinger, C. (2010). Interracial Couples face Discrimination from Others. Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Retrieved from http://www.lubbockonline.com Burrello, K. (2004). What are the

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    The One-Drop Rule

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    The growth in the multiracial population in the United States of America since the 1970’s has greatly increased and is continuing to increase. Although the number of biracial and multiracial Americans is relatively small to the total population at 5 million, the multiracial population is growing at a rate of ten times faster than that of the White population (Stuckey 2008). These facts weren’t officially known until the United States government’s verdict to allow individuals to claim multiple races

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