News21 The New Voters: "Beyond 'Other': The Mixed Race Experience in America" | Loving Day

News21 The New Voters: "Beyond 'Other': The Mixed Race Experience in America"

Thu, 08/13/2009 - 5:23am -- eddien
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Andrew Smith, Kimberly Davis, Christopher M. Matthews, Shauna Miller

For generations, people who identified as multiracial or mixed race were forced to check "other" when it came to selecting their race or ethnicity on government forms. Although the 2000 U.S. Census allowed people to "mark one or more," remnants of the previous system, the one-box rule for race, remain. News21 set out to find and talk to multiracial Americans about identity, politics and the struggle to live in a society that often seeks to label people based on the color of their skin. It's our attempt to go beyond "other."