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    Multiracial Sociology

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    different race groups. Approximately, multiracial descents make up a national population about 7.5 million people. Latinos is considered common mixed race, but doesn’t count because those who is considered to be a mixed with Hispanic are forced to choose one racial identity. As for African-Americans, 30% to 70% are considered multiracial by several generations of multiracial. According to Sue (2016), gender is a thought that Latinas, Asian American, and Native American women are more likely than men to marry interracially. Although, Black and White men have a higher interracial marriage rate, they are not at large as other races. The highest rate of…

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    Authenticity In Flight

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    Many multiracial children often struggle with authenticity because they are not full-blooded of one particular race. The concept of multiracial children and their struggle for identity is another concept Zack touches on in this book. This struggle is the same one Zits goes through, but he experiences it worse because he doesn’t have a mother or father to look up to and had no one to teach him how to act or live out with his multiracial blood. This sparked confusion in his life because he truly…

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    Harris (2013) mentions that “Culturally skilled counselors and other mental health professionals are encouraged to become aware of potential changes in their perceptions of multiracial persons if they are from single-parent families.” (Harris, 2013, p. 390). Counselors are also encouraged to continue their awareness and do self-examination on them if necessary. Developing their awareness of single-parent families enables them to increase their effort to work with diverse clients. Kristen Harris…

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    The first article in my selection is titled: “Who is Multiracial? Depends on How You Ask” by Eileen Patten. This article addresses the issue of self-identification in relation to one’s race. Patten notes that one’s race is not something that is simply defined. In fact, many different factors determine the way in which one identifies himself, herself, or their self. Because of this, Patten seeks to address and breakdown the differentiating components in one’s own racial identification. The…

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    immigrants will get deported. It is important not to deport immigrants because they create a more multiracial America, which helps to redraw and blur color lines in America. Becoming a more multi-racial society will also change…

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    questions, and wonder trying to figure out what they mean. You look around and catch a glimpse of others around you with similar expressions. These sights of confusion, questions, and wonder are constants in my life. Similar to an abstract painting, people are confused by my appearance, and yet I have no discombobulated body like a Picasso or Dalí paintings. I am and look like a normal girl except for one element, I, along with nine million of my fellow Americans, am more than one race. This…

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    “The Flowers” by Alice Walker and “Désirée’s Baby” by Kate Chopin are both about race. Alice Walker exposed the world’s evil, racism, through the transition of Myop’s innocence to the acknowledgement of cruelty and made a statement that when we discover more about the world, the more injustices we are going to acknowledge; Kate Chopin revealed the class-based and racial prejudice that pervaded the attitudes of Southerners and the message of the story is that race and prejudice should not…

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    The case Loving v. Virginia (1967) was a turning point for interracial relationships. It prohibited laws that prohibited interracial marriages. The acceptance of interracial marriages began to progress, but at a very slow rate. Later on in time, the media began to show more interracial relationships, particularly through television. This was a good sign, but it still was not enough to cause a change, since other television companies chose not to act on the subject in fear of those who did not…

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    When thinking of the “typical” American family or the “Nuclear Family”, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most of the time it is one mother, one father, and both parent two children around the same age. The “Nuclear Family” is exactly that. It is a family that consists of only one mother, one father and children. Nonetheless, in the twenty first century there is no longer the presence of the nuclear family. Reasoning for that would be that in today 's society, there are so many more…

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    Endurance of Pain in Native Guard Charles Wright has stated that in poetry “only pain endures.” Two poems from Natasha Trethewey’s Native Guard, “Miscegenation” and “The Southern Crescent,” showcase the emotional pain experienced by the characters. These characters are ostracized by their communities and are essentially forced to leave their homes for fear of racial segregation; unfortunately, these journeys are met largely with disappointment and heartbreak. The speaker’s parents in…

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