New York Times: Mixed Family Trees

The New York Times has a feature (link below) in which people can enter their family history. Their goal is to illustrate the diversity embedded in the national history.

“The United States is in the midst of a demographic shift. Driven by immigration and intermarriage, multiracial and multiethnic Americans — usually grouped together as “mixed-race” — are one of the country’s fastest growing demographic groups. Examine the mixed-race family trees submitted by readers and listen to them describe their families, then submit your own.”
This project is great in that it allows for people to tell their history versus The New York Times choosing whose story to tell. The family trees color coded based on nationality and ethnic identities. Some people included photos of their ancestors; some of the stories date back to the 1600s. Contrary to their own statement of purpose, this project is further evident that people with mixed backgrounds are not new or unique to this present day. The difference is the ability to openly self identify accordingly and to have that identity, to some degree, validated by the State.

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