The ways in which I think about my identity and history have shifted substantially over the years.
Where I once just laughed at this story, now I think about the nuances of culture when it comes to being from a multiracial family.
The term mestizaje – taking as its root mestizo or "mixed" – is the Spanish word for miscegenation, the general process of mixing ancestries.
To avoid confusion with the original usage of the term .
But I never really knew what that meant for my brother and I, especially as I got older and learned that Latinx was not a race.
Insofar as race is defined differently in different cultures, perceptions of multiraciality will naturally be subjective. Some percentage of people who look black will possess genetic markers indicating the majority of their recent ancestors were European. The revised OMB standards identify a minimum of five racial categories: White; Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian; and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.
These include mixed-race (or simply "mixed"), biracial, multiracial, multiethnic, polyethnic, half, half-and-half, métis, creole, mestizo, mulatto, melungeon, criollo, chindian, dougla, quadroon, zambo, eurasian, hāfu and pardo.
Individuals of multiracial backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population in many parts of the world.
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