President Obama: Black and more so
Gregory Rodriguez"It could have been a historic teaching moment. Instead, President Obama, the most famous mixed-race person in the world, checked off only one race black last year on his census form. And in so doing, he missed an opportunity to articulate a more nuanced racial vision for the increasingly diverse country he heads. "The president also bucked a trend. Last month, the Census Bureau announced that the number of Americans who identified themselves as being of more than one race in 2010 grew about 32% over the last decade. The number of people who identified as both white and black jumped an astounding 134%. And nearly 50% more children were identified as multiracial on this census, making that category the fastest-growing youth demographic in the country. "To be sure, the number of people 9 million, or 2.9% of the population who identified themselves as of more than one race on their census form is still small. But the trend is clear." Read on...
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"President Obama: Black and more so", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2011. Consulté le 11/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/president-obama-black-and-more-so