Growing Up Mixed, Blended In The New American Family

Posted in Audio, Census/Demographics, Family/Parenting, Media Archive, Social Science, United States on 2011-04-26 20:50Z by Steven

Growing Up Mixed, Blended In The New American Family

National Public Radio
Tell Me More

Michel Martin, Host

New census figures show that the number of mixed-race Americans has grown by nearly 50 percent in the last ten years. And that rise in number is most pronounced in the South. Census data also reveals that 17 percent of kids in the U.S live in blended families. In Tell Me More’s weekly parenting conversation, host Michel Martin explores the experiences of mixed-race and blended families. Weighing in on the discussion is Suzy Richardson, founder of the website,, Karyn Langhorne Folan, author of Don’t Bring Home A White Boy: And Other Notions That Keep Black Women from Dating Out and NPR editor Davar Ardalan.

Read the transcript here. Listen to the story here (00:17:41).

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