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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At its hub is a biracial love affair between a black man named Link Williams and the wealthy white heiress Camilla Sheffield. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: Black and White, in Wind and Fog," 22 Feb. 2019 When has white men desiring or partnering with black—or, as Meghan identifies, mixed race or biracial—women ever eroded white male violence? Kirsten West Savali, The Root, "Al Sharpton Claims ‘White Male Supremacy’ Is ‘On Its Last Breath’ Because Harry Married Meghan, and I Need Him To Stop Talking," 20 May 2018 At home, growing up biracial -- his mother white, his father black -- was a simple fact of life. Muna Mire, Billboard, "Kyle Explains Digging Deeper and Overcoming Life Hurdles on Major Label Debut 'Light of Mine'," 18 May 2018 And not because the actress is biracial, raised Episcopalian and attended Catholic school in Los Angeles. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "How the Church of England has evolved on divorce, from Henry VIII to Meghan Markle," 15 May 2018 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

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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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