So say Harvard University psychologists, who’ve found that we still tend to see biracials not as equal members of both parent groups, but as belonging more to their minority parent group. The research appears in the
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
‘One-drop rule’ persists | Harvard Gazette
Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade — which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas — stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice.
The specialists on Gates’ program summarized the make-up of the United States population by the following:
- 58 percent of African Americans have at least 12.5% European ancestry (equivalent of one great-grandparent);
- 19.6 percent of African Americans have at least 25% European ancestry (equivalent of one grandparent);
- 1 percent of African Americans have at least 50% European ancestry (equivalent of one parent) (Gates is one of these, he discovered, having a total of 51% European ancestry among various distant ancestors); and
- 5 percent of African Americans have at least 12.5% Native American ancestry (equivalent to one great-grandparent)
Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self …
Multiracial people are the fastest growing demographic in the U.S.
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