Multiracial People and Gender

The number of multiracial people in the United States continues to grow. This entry briefly introduces the complexity of multiracial and gender identity development issues that multiracial individuals face. The entry then discusses nuances in the intersection of race and gender in identity development as well as factors that might influence an individual’s experience. Finally, the entry calls for a more sophisticated understanding of multiracial people and gender psychology.

Multiracial People in the United States

In the year 2000, for the first time in contemporary U.S. history, people were able to identify themselves on the U.S. Census questionnaire as multiracial or mixed race. As a result, 7 million people identified as multiracial. Multiracial people are individuals who identify with mixed ancestry of two or more races ...

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