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Global Mixed Race$
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Rebecca C. King-O'Riain, Stephen Small, Minelle Mahtani, Miri Song, and Paul Spickard

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780814770733

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814770733.001.0001

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Global Mixed Race

Global Mixed Race

A Conclusion

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(p.263) Global Mixed Race
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Global Mixed Race
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Rebecca C. King-O’Riain

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814770733.003.0012

This concluding chapter argues that even with hopeful post-racial thinking, the discussions of mixing in many countries do not always revolve around understandings of race, but rather factors such as nationality, religion, and language. This is because the conditions and recognition of mixing are different throughout the world. For instance, policy changes led thousands of people who had lived their lives as monoracial Whites to “become” multiracial to apply for perceived economic benefits or obtain access to education. As such, affirmative action already existed in many nations even before the U.S. put it into effect for African Americans in 1961. In addition, many other nations have begun affirmative action programs due to the spread of global ideas of race.

Keywords:   post-racial thinking, race, nationality, religion, language, monoracial Whites, affirmative action

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