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October 11, 2007

Mixed Race: America's Fastest Growing Population

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RACE LEXICON: NAMING A DIVERSE POPULATION

Amexica
Definition: The zone where the U.S. and Mexico share a border, culture, and language.
The Economist, October 1995

Babalog
Definition: A young, Westernized Indian concerned with wealth, appearance, and superficialities.
Times of India, 2004

Cablinasian
Definition: A mix of Caucasian, black, Indian, and Asian.
Tiger Woods describing himself on Oprah, 1997

Halfrican American
Definition: Half African-American.
Rush Limbaugh referring to Barack Obama and Halle Berry on The Rush Limbaugh Show, 2007

Hapa
Definition: The Hawaiian term for a racially mixed Asian.
The New York Times, 1989


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