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Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Far Back in the Family Tree: Mulitracaiality across generations
Journalists and academics alike often erroneously portray the multiracial population of the United States as a "new" one. Using a 2015 Pew survey of mixed-race adults, Ann Morning will discuss how multiracial America is a longstanding, multigenerational community, and consider implications of its generational heterogeneity for individual outcomes ranging from identity to socioeconomic status. Generation plays an important role in how we count the multiracial population, and thus in how we depict the racial landscape of the United States more broadly.