A recent article in Time Magazine told the world what we (and the Prez.) already knew — it’s hip to be mixed race!

The article cites a recent study in The Journal of Social Issues noting that kids of mixed heritage who identify and embrace their mixedness are better socially adjusted than kids who opt for a mono-cultural identity. With some 7 million mixed folk in the USA, that’s a lot of adjusting to do.

While the article notes that mixed children must still contend with the ever-present “what are you” interrogations, the new prominence of mixed-race icons like President Obama and golfer Tiger Woods is quickly making such question both inappropriate and downright passe.

It’s about time!


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