mul·​ti·​ra·​cial | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈrā-shəl How to pronounce multiracial (audio) , -ˌtī-\

Definition of multiracial

: composed of, involving, or representing various races

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multiracialism \ ˌməl-​tē-​ˈrā-​shə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce multiracialism (audio) , -​ˌtī-​ \ noun

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His people are diverse: J-1 visa workers from Russia and Nigeria, sisters from Mexico, a multiracial family from Minnesota, mature biker brothers from North Carolina. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "See the photographs that put the Dells on the map at an exclusive exhibit at West Bend's Museum of Wisconsin Art," 4 June 2019 The birth marks the first multiracial baby for the British monarchy in more than 200 years, arguably dating back to Queen Charlotte who historians believe was of African descent. National Geographic, "Unique lives of royal kids celebrated in vintage photos," 7 May 2019 Langland is multiracial — her mother is Filipino-American and her father is white. Ariel Jao /, NBC News, "11 Asian-American athletes to watch at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics," 2 Feb. 2018 But then slowly, as the guests began to arrive, our multiracial viewing party started to get the sense that this wasn’t going to be like any other royal wedding in history: The blackening of Windsor was upon us. Attica Locke, The Hollywood Reporter, "Meghan Markle, the "Blackening of Windsor" and Why That Matters on Live TV (Guest Column)," 22 May 2018 The coalition was multiracial and multi-ethnic, made up of African-Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, Puerto Ricans, Asians and poor whites from Appalachia and rural communities. NBC News, "Activists push to make MLK's Poor People's Campaign a reality," 15 Jan. 2018 Woods is a singular figure, transcendent first as a young, multiracial sensation who was promised as a world conqueror—and then went out and conquered the world. Jason Gay, WSJ, "There’s Tiger Woods—Then There’s Everyone Else," 24 Sep. 2018 Some books featured multiracial casts of earnest citizens pulling together; some showed children helping others of different ages and skin colors; some depicted cuddly animals dealing with questions of exclusion and acceptance. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: You’re Never Too Young to Take a Stand," 28 Dec. 2018 Raised in Manhattan, her family was multiracial, Christian and Jewish. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "ELCA elects Wisconsin's first African-American female bishop," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of multiracial

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiracial was in 1903

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English Language Learners Definition of multiracial

: relating to or including more than one race of people

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