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The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America

The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Graphic based on Pew Research article “The Next 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

These groups are all mixed in their heritage.

  1. Hispanic people are mixed by definition. Hispanic is not a race and Latin American countries have not had anti-miscegenation laws like the U.S. Most Latinos are part Amerindian mixed with some part(s) Spanish / Portuguese / Black.
  2. Black people have been mixed with others since the founding of the U.S., sometimes by choice and sometimes by force (enslavement rape). 
  3. Asian people have been mixing with others since anti-miscegenation laws have been abolished in the U.S.
  4. Other people includes Native American (1%) and Mixed people.
  5. White people are often mixed with ‘5 shades of White’, or they are White Latino, or they are ‘One drop of color / ‘passing as White’, aka 1/16th of color. 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?


Genocide or Population Control

  • Amerindians used to make up 100% of the Americas. Now the U.S. is only 1% Native American.
  • Black population is only expected to grow by 1% in 50 years. Mass-incarceration is removing Black people during the prime of their life, the time when most people are starting families. And police and vigilantes are killing Black people at the rate of 1 every 28 hours, and sometimes more frequently.
  • Asians were murdered by White people during the gold rush and also excluded from entering the U.S. between 1882 and 1965.
  • Latinos were lynched by White people during the gold rush.
  • Murdered by police Amerindian, Black, and Latino people are murdered by police more than other groups
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Cynthia's curator insight, July 11, 4:11 PM
american culture; demographics

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OUR FAMILY WEDDING - Official Trailer

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Sade - Your Love Is King (Live 2011)

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MIXED KID PROBLEMS | GROWING UP MULTICULTURAL

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Norah Jones – Black Hole Sun (Detroit Fox Theatre 5.23.17)

Norah paid tribute to Chris Cornell at Detroit’s Fox Theatre with ‘Black Hole Sun.’ Filmed by: Ed Davis
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Norah Jones - Live At LPR, NY

00:00-Tell yer mama

04:58-Back to Manhattan

09:23-Light as feather

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The Chinese in America

Author Iris Chang explores the impact on American history by Chinese immigrants over the last 150 years.This is a look at the successes and failures of th
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#FlyingWhileBlack Begins During Infancy: White Mother Asked to Prove Biracial Son Is Hers

#FlyingWhileBlack Begins During Infancy: White Mother Asked to Prove Biracial Son Is Hers | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"She said because we have different last name. My guess is because he has a different skin color," University of California basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb wrote on Twitter.
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Support Multiracial Family Man's Podcast Expansion

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race

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Believe it or not, I have never done a post on race: Race (1774- ) divides humans into some three to seven breeds based on physical features like hair, eyes, nose, and, especially, skin colour. For example: In 1985 in the US the main races were: Whites - those who look like they are of…
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Ethnic/Racial Identity: Fuzzy Categories and Shifting Positions By

Ethnic/Racial  Identity: Fuzzy  Categories and  Shifting  Positions By | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"Demographic changes and increasing diversity in the united States bring about changes in how people define themselves and how they categorize others. I describe three issues that are relevant to the labeling and self-definition of ethnic groups in u.S. society: (1) the creation and definition of identity categories, (2) the subjectivity of self-definition, and (3) the flexibility of identity expression. In each case, substantial research from social psychology and related disciplines supports a socially constructed definition and use of ethnic categories, wherein identities are subject to the influence of local and national norms and are amenable to change across situations and over time."

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My Girlfriend & My Mom Meet for the First Time (Kayla & Janet) | Truth or Drink

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Sade - Cherish the Day (Live 2011)

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A Taste Of Honey - 'Boogie Oogie Oogie' - ( Alta Calidad ) Full HD

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Sade - No Ordinary Love (Live 2011)

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The life and times of Norah Jones

Norah Jones has had a prolific career, selling 26 million copies of her first album alone. Anthony Mason profiles her music, her uneasiness with fame, an
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This Instagram star isn't real, but brands don't seem to care

Lil Miquela is an Instagram influencer, whose posts have earned her more than one million followers. But Miquela's not like any other influencer, becaus
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Hearts Beat Loud: Get Tickets

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In Brooklyn, a father and daughter become an unlikely songwriting duo before she leaves for college. Search for screenings and book tickets on the official movie website for Hearts Beat Loud starring Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Sasha Lane with Blythe Danner and Toni Colette - In NY and LA June 8th
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Southwest Airlines apologized for asking a woman to 'prove' her mixed-race son was hers before flying

Southwest Airlines apologized for asking a woman to 'prove' her mixed-race son was hers before flying | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Lindsay Gottlieb, who coaches the University of California women's basketball team, was stopped by an airline employee at Denver International Airport on Sunday.
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Chapter 1 | The Chinese Exclusion Act

Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already her
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GOP Candidate to Reward His Kids Who Marry Whites Only, No Same-sex Partner

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Vickers Cunningham is said to be a longtime racist.
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Biracial, American and now a Duchess: Meghan leaves mark on monarchy

Biracial, American and now a Duchess: Meghan leaves mark on monarchy | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
When Prince William married Catherine Middleton in 2011, it was hard to ignore the fact that the occasion was largely white, male and entrenched in the sort of tradition the world associates with the British monarchy.
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White Woman Notifies Security of Black Man Pushing His Son in a Stroller

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A Washington, D.C., area father claims he was racially profiled while with his child in a park.
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Lupita Nyong'o Produces, Stars in Adaptation of Trevor Noah's 'Born a Crime'

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Nyong'o will play Noah's mother in the film version of his memoir, which explores his upringing in apartheid-era South Africa.
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