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On its face, it seems like interracial dating and mating with another minority–Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern–would seem a bit easier than hooking up with a WASP-y white guy, right? It seems to be easier. After all, you’re closer to matching in the melanin department, and as mutual minorities, it seems like you could have this “We’re all in this together! Us against The Man!” attitude. Well,turns out it’s just not that simple.
Aside from the superficial “skin issue,” you often take on a culture that might be completely foreign to you as a Westernized woman born and raised in the USA. And sadly, other minorities suffer from the same internal conflicts of colorism and bigotry that we do.
Well, actually the statistically surprising uptick in mixed race identification below the Mason-Dixon line is only partly due to births in the last 10 years, demographers say. The only way to explain a 70 percent increase in mixed race identity in Mississippi over the past decade, 80 percent in Georgia and equally staggering numbers in other southern states, is that people who once checked only one box on the census, are now checking off two or three. There seems to have been a shift in racial identity.
Have you changed the way you fill out your census form now that you can check off multiple boxes?