As a mixed-race person myself, I couldn’t help falling for the huge coverage of multiracial identity in Sunday’s New York Times. And of course I couldn’t help noticing the Times’ matrimaniacal focus on interracial marriage, as if that’s where mixed-race babies come from. The article is good, and the charts are nifty, but I suspect the Times missed the real story. My unscientific hypothesis is that unmarried relationships are more likely to be multiracial than married ones. I’d even guess that mixed-race kids could be more likely to have unmarried parents than single-race kids.
I’m curious, and I hope you share my curiosity because we have the technology to find out more and share the results! Please take this quick quiz and invite your friends to do the same. It’s not scientific, of course. It asks for your name in case we have a chance to do some to follow-up research, but we won’t publicize any individual’s information; and, you can tell us up front if you want to be anonymous (or, by contrast, if you want to share your story with the media).
Thanks for helping us, and the world, reach a better understanding of unmarried people.