bi·​ra·​cial | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈrā-shəl How to pronounce biracial (audio) \

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 How to pronounce biracialism (audio) \ noun

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Olivia Olson, who played Sam’s love interest, is also biracial and American, like Meghan. Ale Russian,, "Love, Actually Star Thomas Brodie-Sangster Is All Grown up — See Him Out with Girlfriend," 12 Sep. 2019 In fact, the last one to manage it — biracial, the child of divorce, raised with little money by a single mother — became our 44th president. Judith Newman, New York Times, "Kill a Dead-End Job and Make the Leap to Career Happiness," 28 Mar. 2018 My husband asked me to show him in the Bible where it was located as to the content concerning biracial relationships. NBC News, "Mississippi wedding venue cites 'Christian belief' in rejecting interracial couple, then apologizes," 3 Sep. 2019 However as the son of Harry and Meghan, in whom there is huge interest, who is also biracial and who has dual nationality, Archie has the potential to become a role model for the less fortunate one day. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Why Royal Experts Think Archie Harrison Will Follow in Princess Diana's Footsteps," 19 Aug. 2019 More than just providing accounts of the supernatural, figures like Scott and the biracial Randolph used their platform to advocate for suffrage, abolition, and socialism. Ed Simon, The New Republic, "Marianne Williamson’s Spiritualism Has Deep, Liberal Roots," 7 Aug. 2019 Your co-worker might be white, but her son might be biracial. Amy Dickinson,, "Ask Amy: Co-worker ponders race, paternity," 24 July 2019 The Obama–Biden ticket had more than enough biracial bona fides to cover a multitude of old sins and associations. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Joe Biden, Designated White Guy," 13 Aug. 2019 My nephew, the youngest, is biracial, black and white. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "At monthly diversity dinners, people with different life experiences come together and try new restaurants," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of biracial

1895, in the meaning defined above

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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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