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Demographers say more people than ever before are describing themselves as biracial or multiracial. But President Barack Obama, whose parents were a black man from Africa and a white woman, identifies himself by the single-race designation, black.
If you identify yourself as biracial or multi-racial, is this something new for you? What do you gain or lose by describing your self as coming from two or more races?
Whatever your race or ethnicity, what concrete difference do these descriptions make in your life, your work and your community?
Whatever your ethnicity, please share your insights in the space below.
Your response to these questions will help inform KPCC's coverage of 2010 Census. It will also help us ask you better and more relevant questions in the future.