One-in-Seven Babies Born in the U.S. is Multi-ethnic or Multi-racial

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By Editor June 10, 2017 07:51

One-in-Seven Babies Born in the U.S. is Multi-ethnic or Multi-racial

by Raquel Reichard

Despite attempts from President Donald Trump and his gang to “Make America White Again,” the U.S. is becoming more multiracial and multiethnic – and babies are helping to bring the change.

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A 2015 Pew Research Center report found that one-in-seven, or 14 percent, of little ones under the age of one come from multiple ethnic or racial backgrounds. That’s three times higher than it was in 1980.

According to researchers, mixed Latinxs make up the largest portion of multiethnic or multiracial babies. In fact, 42 percent had one parent who was Latinx and one who wasn’t. The second largest group, 22 percent, includes children who are half white and half Asian.

The real number of racially and ethnically mixed children is likely higher, however. The analysis only looked at children living with two parents because the Census Bureau only gathers race and ethnicity data for parents living under the same roof. But only 62 percent of babies that year lived with both of their parents.

Researches note that the trends are likely taking place because of an overall growth of people of color in the U.S. and an increase in marriages between people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

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For more, read the full report.

Source: Latina

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By Editor June 10, 2017 07:51

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