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1. Of, for, or consisting of members of two races.
2. Having parents of two different races.

bi·ra′cial·ism n.


the principle or practice of combining or representing two separate races, as white and Negro, on governing boards, committees, etc. — biracialist, biracial, adj.
See also: Race
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The author also examines whether Obama's use of his own biracialism as a radiant symbol was driven by a desire to avoid a painful moral reckoning on race.
Edited volumes include "The Politics of Biracialism," special issue of The Black Scholar (2009); "Transcending Traditions: Afro American, African and African Diaspora Studies," special issue of The Black Scholar (2000); and Colonial Discourse and Post-colonial Theory: A Reader (1993).
Eric Gary Anderson has argued that the writings of Native Southerners redefine that iteration of Southern identity marked by biracialism and Indian absence:
There is no indication that once free, these workers would refuse organization, or that the Union would be willing to extend membership to black or Mexican workers, despite the Knights of Labors' biracialism in Texas or its relative inclusivity nationwide.
As would be expected, Cheryl Wall's chapter on the Harlem Renaissance discusses such well-known writers as Jessie Fauset, Nella Larsen, and Zora Neale Hurston, mentioning Fauset's connection with Du Bois and The Crisis, Larsen's literary focus on biracialism and "passing," and Hurston's grounding in folklore and the "linguistic richness of black culture," which was considered "heretical" in that era (p.
This biracialism, however, created barriers to working-class white women's participation in feminist action.
Toward the end of the interview Stewart changed her approach to discussions about race and, rather than denying that her racial identity had any significance, began to assert that, on the contrary, her biracialism had a positive impact on her life and was something of which she was proud.
In Faulkner's South, the fundamental biracialism of this new phase of U.
In providing deeply historicized, theoretical analyses of the literary mulatta, however, both The Tragic Mulatta Revisited and The Mulatta and the Politics of Race enhance current debates about hybridity, biracialism, and multiculturalism as they relate to U.
Ultimately, however, blacks found that they were unable to find a "just" biracialism.