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Lecture on America’s Increasingly Multiracial Landscape

April 3, 2017, 12:25 PM HST
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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.

For more information, contact Dr. Su-Mi Lee at [email protected] For disability accommodation, contact Disability Services at 932-7623 (V), 932-7002 (TTY), or email [email protected]

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.


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