An excellent talk by Ilana Kaufman.
The 2010 US Census reports that over 9 million Americans identify as two or more races, comprising 2.9 percent of the total population, an increase of 32 percent since 2000.
Almost fifty years after the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case, Loving v Virginia, which legalized interracial marriage across the country, Pew Research Center examined the experience of multiracial Americans in a new survey of 1,555 multiracial Americans ages 18 and older.Although 2.1 percent of adult Americans self-identified as multiracial on the 2010 US Census, when Pew Research Center also took into account the races of one’s parents and grandparents, that number was much higher, 6.9 percent. This includes 2.9 percent of respondents who identified as one race but said they had one parent who was of a different race, and 2.6 percent who identified as one race but said they had at least one grandparent who was of a different race. Of these, 4 percent identify as Asian and white, the fifth largest grouping.