Friday, September 28, 2012

More on the Obama Effect

Thanks to our biracial president, the number of Americans who identify themselves as black and white doubled in size between 2000 and 2010. I have posted about this before, and I'm posting about it again because of yesterday's release of the 2010 Census report, The Two or More Races Population: 2010.

The number of black-white biracial Americans climbed from 785,000 in 2000 to 1.8 million in 2010--a 133 percent increase. The black-white combination not only outpaced the growth of any other biracial group, but it is now the largest segment of the multiracial population. Those who identify themselves as both black and white accounted for fully 20 percent of the nation's 9 million multiracial Americans in 2010, up from 11 percent of the multiracial in 2000.

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