- denoting or relating to a person whose parents belong to different racial or ethnic groups: mixed-race Brazilians.
Despite the stigma sometimes associated with a mixed-race heritage and the fact that some mixed-race people identify with just one ethnic group, the term itself is usually considered acceptable.
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Examples from the Web for mixed-race
Not to mention the fact the current president is the product of a mixed-race union.The Ongoing Stigma of Interracial Dating
September 15, 2014
(If you haven't seen the ad starring his mixed-race son, check it out, it's awfully good).New York City: DeBlasio Running Away?
August 28, 2013
Italy is apparently not quite ready for a mixed-race society.The Shameful Ordeal of Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s First Black Minister
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July 29, 2013
To find the first mixed-race leader in the West you need to go back to revolutionary France.Barack Obama’s Forgotten Founding Father in Revolutionary France
October 14, 2012
Why else would anyone be outraged about what an unemployed 46-year-old mixed-race actress has to say about politics on Twitter?Why Stacey Dash’s Looks—Not Her Race—Matter in Her Romney Endorsement
October 11, 2012
- relating to or characteristic of people of different ethnic origins
The term mixed-race may well cause offence. The people so labelled might object to being thought of as a mixture, and identify with one ethnic group. Possible alternatives when referring specifically to ethic origins are of mixed ethnicity and of mixed ethnic origin