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Multiracial Americans are Americans who have mixed ancestry.


Early United States history

19th century: American Civil War, emancipation, Reconstruction and Jim Crow

20th century


Multiracial American identity

Political history

Multiracial families and identity issues

Native American identity

See also: Boricua, Chicano, Cherokee, Choctaw, Genetic history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, and Houma people

Native Americans lineage and admixture in Black and African-Americans

See also: Black Indians in the United States, Black Seminoles, Brass Ankles, Cherokee Freedman, Choctaw Freedmen, Louisiana Creole people, Mardi Gras Indians, We-Sorts, Redbone (ethnicity), and hypodescent

Native Americans lineage and admixture in White and European-Americans

See also: Boricua, Chicano, Métis in the United States, hyperdescent, and Slavery among Native Americans in the United States

Black and African-American identity

See also: Atlantic Creole, Brass Ankles, Chesnut Ridge people, Free people of color, High yellow, Hypodescent, Louisiana Creole people, Melungeon, Mulatto, Redbone (ethnicity), and We-Sorts


Definition of African-American

White and European-American identity

See also: Admixture in the United States, Race and genetics, White Hispanic and Latino Americans, Amerasian, and hyperdescent

Racial passing and ambiguity

Hispanic and Latino American identity

Pacific Islander American identity

See also: Demographics of American Samoa, History of Guam, and Pacific Islander

Eurasian-American identity

Afro-Asian-American identity

In fiction

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