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Mixed Race Parenting

This group aims to provide support and information for parents of families of mixed heritage

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Latest Activity: Jan 25, 2012

Mixed Race Parenting

Welcome to the Mixed Race Parenting Group

Welcome to the group for the parents of mixed race families. Whether you prefer to describe yourself as multiracial,  mixed-race or mixed heritage, and whatever the racial make-up of your family, your news and views are welcome here!

Mixed race people are the fastest growing ethnic minority group in the UK and is expected to become the largest by 2020.   

Britain has one of the highest rates of interracial relationships in the western world.   Half of black men and a third of black women in the UK have had relationships with a white partner according to a major study of ethnic minorities published by the Policy Studies Institute.   In fact another major new report by the Institute for Social and Economic Research  shows that young people are now six times as likely to be mixed-race as adults and the rate is increasing by the year.

The commission hails the findings as evidence of the success of multi-cultural Britain and also flags up the fact that mixed race people are a large and vibrant group who are free to define themselves as mixed race and are no longer forced, as was historically the case, to identify themselves as either white or black to conform to racial stereotypes. In fact as one of the largest growing ethnic groups in Britain, mixed race people have much to celebrate and can also look to the achievements of many high profile celebrity role models of mixed heritage – athletics gold medal winner Dame Kelly Holmes and Formula One champion driver Lewis Hamilton – and of course President Barak Obama to name but a few...

Please use this group as a resource to share mutual support and information about the issues that parents of mixed race families face.  We truly believe that at their best mixed race families can provide children with a rich cultural diversity that can be a source of value to all parents of whatever background.

We only ask that users of the site are respectful of the background, lifestyle, religious beliefs and ethnicity of other users

 

 

 

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