Lecture on America’s Increasingly Multiracial Landscape
The public is invited to attend a presentation on the social and political implications of America’s increasingly multiracial landscape by Dr. Lauren Davenport, assistant professor of political science at Stanford University.
Beyond Black and White: The Identity Construction and Political Attitudes of Biracial Americans will be held on Friday, April 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s Student Services Center, Room W-201.
America’s multiple-race population has surged by 106% since the 2000 U.S. Census, when Americans were first allowed to self-identify with more than one race.
By 2050, an estimated 20% of Americans are expected to identify with multiple racial groups.
Davenport’s presentation will address several questions, including:
- How do mixed-race Americans see themselves, socially, culturally and politically?
- What determines how someone of mixed-race parentage racially self-identifies?
- What are the repercussions for the broader American political structure?
- How do people of mixed-race approach various racial and social policies?
- What is the impact on resources and benefits intended for minority populations?
Seating is limited.
To reserve a seat, go online.
The event is sponsored by the Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund and organized by the Department of Political Science and the Office of International Student Services and Intercultural Education.