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The Interaction of Socioeconomic Status and Biracial/Multiracial Identity

Logan, Daphne; Smith, Raymond Arthur

Keywords: Biracial/Multiracial/Mixed-Race Identity, Socioeconomic Status, Minority, Census Representation, Cohesion Description: This brief delves into socioeconomic status as a major cleavage within the mixed-race identity category, and as key to understanding the distinct seat that this identity category takes in the context of racial minorities. Key Points: (1) Socioeconomic status varies significantly across the spectrum of mixed race identities. (2) “Two or More Races” as a U.S. Census population group does not necessarily lend agency to combating socioeconomic marginalization. (3) Socioeconomic status has a major effect on racial identification—both personal identification, and (4) socially imposed identification.

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Academic Units
Political Science
Series
Majority Rule and Minority Rights Issue Briefs
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December 3, 2016