bi·​ra·​cial | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈrā-shəl \

Definition of biracial

: of, relating to, or involving members of two races a biracial coalition biracial couples also : having parents from two races biracial children

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biracialism \ (ˌ)bī-​ˈrā-​shə-​ˌli-​zəm \ noun

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Last week saw Kardashian standing up to internet commenters criticizing her five-month-old daughter, True, for not sharing the biracial characteristics of her infant cousins. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Khloé Kardashian Calls Out Trolls For Deleting Their Comments About Baby True," 28 Sep. 2018 The new comedy series will reportedly feature a biracial couple with an African-American woman playing Samantha, per the outlet. Mariah Haas, Fox News, "'Bewitched' reboot in the works at ABC: report," 24 Aug. 2018 The television reboot turns that dynamic around, with a new trio of Heathers: a snarky heavyset girl, a biracial girl, and a genderqueer student. Graeme Mcmillan, The Verge, "The TV reboot of Heathers was doomed from the start," 31 Oct. 2018 The lead character of Netflix’s On My Block is Monse, a biracial girl played by Afro Latina Sierra Capri., "What Happened To All Of The Black Teen Shows?," 3 July 2018 Went on then to have biracial children with someone who’s African American, someone who’s Latino. Eric Johnson, Recode, "23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki says ‘one of our biggest competitors’ is fake science on sites like Goop," 20 Oct. 2018 As a biracial American (whose first wedding took place in Commonwealth member Jamaica), Meghan is a good fit as Harry's wife representing the monarch in multiracial countries large and small that circle the globe. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "What's next for Harry & Meghan? New digs, new job, new influence?," 21 May 2018 Markle is a proud, biracial American who has spoken openly about her ethnicity, and her background wasn’t downplayed during the wedding. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "The surprise star of Harry and Meghan’s wedding: Bishop Michael Curry from Chicago," 19 May 2018 Southwest Airlines has apologized after an employee asked a mother to prove her biracial son was hers before boarding a flight with the baby. Mackenzie Schmidt,, "Southwest Apologizes to Mom Asked to 'Prove' Biracial Baby Was Hers Before Boarding Flight," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of biracial

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of biracial was in 1895

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English Language Learners Definition of biracial

: of, relating to, or involving people from two races also : having parents from two races

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