Mixed Race Day in Brazil

June 27 is Mixed Race Day in Brazil (Dia do Mestiço). Mixed Race Day marks the election of twenty-seven mixed-race representatives during the 1st Conference for the Promotion of Racial Equality, in Manaus in 2005. According to the 2010 census, the multi-racial population in the United States is growing faster than the single-race population.

According to Saera Khan, professor of social psychology at the University of San Francisco, mixed race individuals face potential stigmas from both their racial heritages as well as from their mono-racial peers. She goes on to say that mixed race individuals also demonstrate greater flexibility and social skills than many other groups due to having to navigate complex social interactions from a young age.

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