transracial

adjective
trans·​ra·​cial | \ (ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈrā-shəl How to pronounce transracial (audio) , (ˌ)tranz- \

Definition of transracial

: involving, encompassing, or extending across two or more races (see race entry 1 sense 1a) transracial adoption

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Recent Examples on the Web Because of the greater legacy of Black poverty, public provision helps Blacks disproportionately, but aids whites as well, and cumulatively builds transracial affinity and alliance. Robert Kuttner, The New York Review of Books, "Dividends of a Just Economy," 13 Apr. 2021 As a transracial Chinese adoptee who grew up in a predominantly white city in Indiana, my identity was formed around racial slurs, racial comments, and racial stereotypes. BostonGlobe.com, "For young Asian Americans like me, the rise in hate crimes reinforces a lifetime of racial trauma," 30 Mar. 2021 For transracial adoptees, talking about race can be an uncomfortable conversation, and confronting white parents about it can be especially taxing, experts say. NBC News, "Katherine Heigl talks raising adopted kids, living in a 'white bubble'," 5 Mar. 2021 Lopez said it’s helpful to bring up these conversations from the perspective of being concerned for her 12-year-old brother, who is Black and a transracial adoptee. NBC News, "How to talk to parents about race if you're adopted or multiracial," 22 Dec. 2020 Leaders of the civil-rights movement knew that protest photography—such as the famous image of Rosa Parks riding a bus—was a successful tool to inspire transracial solidarity. Myles Poydras, The Atlantic, "How Will We Remember the Protests?," 31 Dec. 2020 NBC Asian America spoke to experts on multiracial families and transracial adoption to identify ways young people of color can make these conversations easier and more fruitful. NBC News, "How to talk to parents about race if you're adopted or multiracial," 22 Dec. 2020 The Coalition hosted a series of YouTube panels in October, with transracial adoptees sharing their experiences. NBC News, "Amy Coney Barrett's hearing shines a spotlight on multirace families," 16 Oct. 2020 Indeed, the nation’s racial reckoning is providing both challenges and teachable moments, as NBC BLK learned while speaking with individuals from transracial adoptive families and experts. NBC News, "Amy Coney Barrett's hearing shines a spotlight on multirace families," 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of transracial

1925, in the meaning defined above

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17 Apr 2021

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“Transracial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transracial. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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