mul·ti·ra·cial | \-ˈrā-shəl \

Definition of multiracial 

: composed of, involving, or representing various races

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multiracialism \-shə-ˌli-zəm \ noun

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The high school’s population is 90 percent white, 4.2 percent Asian, 2.2 percent Hispanic, 1.5 percent black, and 1.9 percent multiracial. Melanie Burney,, "Beyond boys' lacrosse, on Haddonfield sports teams, racial slurs 'just happened all the time,' parents say," 18 May 2018 For the most part, their memberships are young, tech-savvy and multiracial, a mix of starter families and singles, college students and a smattering of older congregants. Kristin E. Holmes,, "As Philly neighborhoods gentrify, black churches lose their base and leave," 6 July 2018 The multiracial Californian turned Floridian also looks and sounds like America would like to look and sound (in contrast to the pasty and inarticulate incumbent) if America were an action figure. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "The Rock Rules Out 2020 Run," 12 July 2018 Surveying congregation demographics between 1998 and 2012, the study found an increase in the number of multiracial congregations. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "Before Trump, churches were increasingly multiracial. What next?," 3 July 2018 Last year, 35% of the school's students were white, 20% were Latina, 17% were multiracial, 17% were Asian and Pacific Islander, 5% were black and 6% preferred not to state. Joy Resmovits,, "At L.A.'s Immaculate Heart school, the mission is to tell the world about 'the real Meghan' Markle," 18 May 2018 In 2016, a production with a multiracial cast was staged in New York City, and a new touring production with an all-female cast is in the works. Pam Kragen,, "Moonlight staging timely musical '1776'," 4 July 2018 Jesse Jackson’s potent and organizationally innovative presidential campaigns in 1984 and 1988, for example, championed a program of multiracial economic populism while drawing important new activists and operatives into Democratic politics. Sam Rosenfeld, Vox, "The Democratic Party is moving steadily leftward. So why does the left still distrust it?," 22 June 2018 The biggest party in PH, in contrast, is the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), which is proudly multiracial, although led by another former UMNO grandee, Anwar Ibrahim. The Economist, "Malaysia’s ruling party may be gone, but its racial policies survive," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of multiracial

1903, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of multiracial

: relating to or including more than one race of people

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