The Changing Racial and Ethnic Composition of the US Population: Emerging American Identities.

  title={The Changing Racial and Ethnic Composition of the US Population: Emerging American Identities.},
  author={Anthony Daniel Perez and Charles Hirschman},
  journal={Population and development review},
  volume={35 1},
Images and interpretations of the past, present, and future of the American racial and ethnic landscape are contradictory. Many accounts focus on the increasing diversity that results from immigration and differential natural increase as well as the proliferation of racial and ethnic categories in census data. Less attention has been paid to the formation and erosion of racial and ethnic identities produced by intermarriage and ethnic blending. The framers and custodians of census racial… 

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