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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Scout would continue the narrative as a biracial and illegitimate child! New York Times, "Letters to the Editor," 6 July 2018 Howard, who is biracial, and Dinnsen, who is white, fired a total of 11 times through the back of the Cadillac, striking Bailey four times through his back. Ryan Martin, Indianapolis Star, "Aaron Bailey shooting: What to know as merit board decides on firing IMPD officers," 3 May 2018 Dickenson was biracial, 17, and worked for a farmer near Walton. Mark Curnutte,, "Confederate anger, geography led to 8 lynchings in Boone County in 1870s and 1880s," 30 Apr. 2018 Cigarette smoking also is not declining as much among people who are less educated, biracial, poor, or are in other population segments, said Brian King, deputy director for research translation in the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health in Atlanta. Julie Washington,, "Smoking rates decline, but at slower pace for minorities and poor, CDC says," 8 Mar. 2018 Markle, who will marry Harry on May 19 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, has previously spoken about being biracial and how that affected her acting career. Fox News, "UK politician splits with model girlfriend after 'indefensible' Meghan Markle remarks," 15 Jan. 2018 But then, the wedding of the biracial former actress to Prince Harry is unlikely to create a British constitutional crisis or alter the fate of the free world. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "Meghan Markle isn't the first American to marry a British royal. Meet Baltimore's Wallis Simpson.," 16 May 2018 Meghan is also shown as a young girl, already outspoken and independent, pushing back against being forced into a box because of her biracial heritage. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Harry & Meghan' gives 'A Royal Romance' requisite Lifetime movie," 13 May 2018 According to reports, the actress found the action to be, in her words, an attempt on Aubrey’s part to stifle Nahla’s biracial identity. Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West Sparks Controversy By Straightening North West's Hair," 15 June 2018

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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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occurring twice a year or every two years

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