In October 2013, National Geographic published a story that tackled the changing landscape of America, not its physical landscape made up of mountains, rivers, and roadways, but rather its racial and cultural appearance. For some, it’s a concept that is difficult to understand and accept. Is What The Average American Will Look Like By 2050.
However, by 2010, 9 million respondents had checked multiple boxes on their census form — an increase of 32%.
Now, we have identities like “Blackanese,” “Juskimo,” and “Filatino,” and those are just a few examples of the direction we are heading — something National Geographicwanted to shine a light on and celebrate.
“Average American” would look like by the year 2050.
One woman who was featured in the National Geographic piece identifies as half Thai and half black.
She does so because her mother raised her and she is extremely proud of her Thai heritage.
Categories that were created by German scientist,Johann Friedrich ,Blumenbach back in the 18th century.
Non-Hispanic whites will no longer be the majority, which means the outdated categories of white, black, brown, yellow, and red will no longer apply to the majority of this country’s inhabitants.
Identity can be influenced by any number of things.
This change will mean many of us will have to reconsider our current thought processes pertaining to race and identity.