Your Take: Self-Identity as a Mixed Race American

Thursday, December 16, 2010

On Wednesday, we talked about a study published in the Social Psychology Quarterly that found bi-racial Americans of black and white descent are identifying themselves more and more simply as black. We received an overwhelming amount of responses from listeners and we share them, along with a conversation with Jared Ball, who has written a piece in BLAC Magazine discussing this very issue.

Guests:

Jared Ball

Comments [2]

Greg Thrasher from Detroit

In America white supremacy created the "one drop rule" it is pure folly to now engaged in more nonsense with terms like bi-racial...

The idea that now the white part of a bi-racial person is offended and slighted is more nonsense and is as backward as constructs like reverse racism and discrimnation..

Dec. 16 2010 08:38 AM
Nad from New York

You don't even have to be multiracial for the issue of imposed upon racial categories in the US to be problematic. I know many recent African immigrants, for whom the term "black" literally refers to the colour of one's skin who often times don't self-identify as being black, and would rather identify as their particular nationality or ethnic group. There is also a certain anxiety about losing one's identity by being swallowed into a single racial category that is worrisome to these recent immigrants.

Dec. 16 2010 07:41 AM

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