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

Examples of biracial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the trend cut across demographics, turning to illicit hormone sources was slightly more pronounced among transgender women, as well as among younger respondents and biracial or multiracial individuals. NBC News, "Nearly 1 in 10 transgender Americans use nonprescription hormones, study finds," 16 Nov. 2020 But the season was turned upside down when Crawley fell for former football player Dale Moss, who is biracial. Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times, "On reality TV, race becomes impossible to ignore," 10 Nov. 2020 Over the past decade, a rising percentage of Brazilians have been identifying as biracial or Black in government surveys, and less as white — reflecting a greater embrace of Blackness, according to Dias. David Biller And Mauricio Savarese, Star Tribune, "Fashion-forward: Affirmative action hits Brazil's runways," 8 Nov. 2020 Hartman is biracial, and her mother’s family is part of the Cayuga Nation. oregonlive, "Washington County elects 1st Black commissioner, other communities also mark firsts, increase diversity," 6 Nov. 2020 Ian Walls, who is biracial, learned the hard way 10 years ago that his mother’s white privilege wouldn’t protect him. Washington Post, "Lessons for White parents raising Black children," 6 Nov. 2020 For once, being a biracial, low income, Medicaid patient didn't work against Selina Martinez. Jayne O'donnell, USA TODAY, "Opening 'so many doors for families': COVID underscores importance of wrap-around care for new moms and children," 20 Oct. 2020 Other times, people dismiss me as a biracial woman PA. People Staff,, "Biracial Physician Assistant Pushes for 'Actionable Change' Through National Black PA Society," 19 Oct. 2020 Woods Weber, a biracial Black woman, grew up in New England. Nneka M. Okona, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Two Friends Turned the History of the ‘Green Book’ Into a Podcast," 7 Oct. 2020

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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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20 Nov 2020

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“Biracial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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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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