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Public Approval! 
OK with Mixed Marriages

More Americans approve of marriages between blacks and whites, according to a recent public opinion poll by Gallup. A July survey of 4,373 Americans found that 87 percent of Americans now favor marriage between blacks and whites, up 4 percent in 1958. Eleven percent of Americans today say they disapprove of black-white marriage, compared with 94% who disapproved in 1958.

Blacks' approval of black-white marriage (96%) is now nearly universal, while whites' approval is 12 percentage points lower, at 84%. Blacks' approval has consistently been higher than whites' over the decades, although attitudes among both racial groups have generally moved in a parallel manner since 1968 -- when Gallup first was able to report reliable estimates of each group's opinion. The gap between black approval and white approval in recent years has been smaller than it was prior to 1997.
Approval of black-white marriage is higher among younger Americans, and lowest among those 65 and older. Americans living in the South are slightly below average in their approval, while approval is above average among those in the West. Similar patterns were evident in 2011.

Prejudice or Stereotyping?

What really is the difference between racial prejudice and racial stereotyping or racism in general? A recently published overview  explains why they actually mean different things. Find out why you should care, click here.

Mixed Chat Group Offers Variety 

One of the best chat groups for biracial people is Generation-Mixed. The group is a place to share an experience and discuss biracial issues or anything else on your mind. There are over 600 members in the group that has been around since 2005. Members have access to 39 pages of photos of mixed race people and can post their own. There is also some unique links to other multicultural sites and some interesting poll questions.  It is a clean site with no spam, racial/ethnic-bashing or obscenity. It takes only a few minutes to register and well worth the effort.

Remarkable Growth for Multiracial 

Among American children, the multiracial population has increased almost 50 percent, to 4.2 million, since 2000, making it the fastest growing youth group in the country. The number of people of all ages who identified themselves as both white and black soared by 134 percent since 2000 to 1.8 million people, according to 2010 census data. 

Across the country, 9 million people — or 2.9 percent of the population — chose more than one race on the last census, a change of about 32 percent since 2000. But in the South and parts of the Midwest, the growth has been far greater than the national average. In North Carolina, for instance, the multiracial population grew by 99 percent. In Iowa, Indiana and Mississippi, the group grew by about 70 percent. To view a federal, state multicultural census updates,check out PROJECT RACE.


Young Rejecting Standard Notions of Skin Color

College students today include the largest group of mixed-race people ever to come of age in the United States. The country is in the midst of a demographic shift driven by immigration and intermarriage, according to an article by Susan Saulny in the New York Times.
One in seven new marriages is between spouses of different races or ethnicities, according to data from 2008 and 2009 that was analyzed by the Pew Research Center. Mixed-race Americans are one of the country's fastest-growing demographic groups. More...

HAPA Photo Blog Gives Voice to Multiracial Asians

Inspired by Kip Fulbeck's The Hapa Project and her own experience as a multiracial Asian individual, University of California graduate Erica Johnson has launched HapaVoice.com to unite and raise awareness about a community of millions that still remains largely invisible in mainstream society.

Hapa, literally "half" in Hawaiian, was originally used as a derogatory term to describe people of biracial ancestry. Today, many multiracial Asians have embraced the word as a term of prideful self-identification, particularly in Hawaii and California where the largest concentrations of Hapas reside.

To be featured on HapaVoice.com is easy: just send in your photo, explain what you identify as, and share your Hapa experience.  HapaVoice.com is a celebration of multiracial Asian identity. The website is a photo blog, awareness project, educational resource, and discussion forum all in one. HapaVoice.com is based in New York City. For more information, visit www.HapaVoice.com.

STAT of the DAY
One in six newlyweds, 17 percent, had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity compared with only 3 percent in 1967, according to a Pew Research Center



When people were asked how they felt about a relative marrying outside of their race, depending upon their race, about 80 percent of those in their 20s said it would be “fine,” while only one-third of whites older than 65 said they would find it acceptable.

Chance of Marrow Match for Mixed Like Winning Lottery

Race holds a critical role in finding a marrow match. DNA must be similar between the donor and the recipient in order for a match to occur. For mixed patients, their monoracial parents and relatives will not likely match them and siblings only hold about a 1 in 4 chance. Not only is race a factor, but genetic makeup of which antigens are passed down from each parent makes finding a match that much harder. Finding a marrow match has been compared at times as having the odds of “finding a needle in a haystack” or “winning the lottery.”

 s dedicated to finding bone marrow and blood cell donors to patients of multiethnic descent. The site concentrates on this minority due to the desperate need for registered donors as well as the lack of public knowledge regarding this topic.


Film Examines Experiences of MixedAmericans

ANOMALY, a groundbreaking documentary film, provides an insider’s look at the experiences of  MixedAmericans. Using personal narratives, the film get viewers to think about identity, family and community in a changing world. 
The film features interviews and performances with singer/songwriter Gabriella Callender of Mahina Movement, spoken word artist Michelle Myers of Yellow Rage, poet/musician Pete Shungu, author/poet Thaddeus Rutkowski, along with community leaders and academic experts.


One in six newlyweds, 17 percent, had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity compared with only 3 percent in 1967, according to a Pew Research Center
MixedRace Connections 


MixedAmericans.com is an independent, information-oriented, networking place for the 20 million mixed-race/multicultural Americans. New media outlets like this one will shine the light on how multiracial groups are coming together to build strong communities. 

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Links You'll Like 

  • Biracial Family Network Is an Interracial / Intercultural support group that offers family and individual activities, potlucks, guest speakers, dinner outings, children's activities and more.
  • Intermix is there to offer friendship, support, information and advice to Mixed-Race individuals, their families and carers, racially mixed couples and transracial adoptees
  • MAVIN is an internationally distributed print and online magazine that celebrates the mixed race experience. Started in 1998 on the campus of Wesleyan University, MAVIN's then 19-year-old founder, publisher and editor-in-chief, Matt Kelley recognized
  • Métisse Magazine Online is the first of its kind dedicated to serving multiracial and multicultural women on the web. Métisse Magazine is a valuable resource for Métisse women who are interested in getting advice and input from women like themselves.
  • Mixed and Happy is a place for mixed-race families, people and supporters of family diversity.
  • MixedChicksChat is the blog for Mixed Chicks Chat: the award-winning, LIVE weekly podcast about the Mixed experience: interracial relationships, transracial adoption (TRA), and Biracial / Hapa / Mixed identity.

  • Polly Wanna Cracka is devoted to presenting quality web sites regarding interracial, multiracial, and multicultural families, relationships, organizations, and topics.
  • Project RACE advocates for multiracial children and adults through education, community awareness and legislation. Our main goal is for a multiracial classification on all school, employment, state, federal, local, census and medical forms requiring racial data.

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