DVD2016 33 Minutes
Several people describe their experiences of being mixed 'race'.
Several people describe their experiences of being mixed 'race'. We are using the term 'race' in this context as it’s commonly used. and fully accept there is only one race, the human race.
There has been a long history in Britain of people having parents from different cultural/ethnic backgrounds and this short film is just a few examples of how people have dealt with it and are dealing with it now.
Mixed is an ethnicity category that has been used by the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics since the 1991 Census. Colloquially it refers to British citizens or residents whose parents are of two or more different races or ethnic backgrounds. Mixed-race people are the fastest growing ethnic group in the UK and numbered 1.25 million in the 2011 census stats from Wikapedia.
Currently there are a number of ways people in this category are addressed such as mixed race, mixed heritage, mixed parentage, dual heritage etc, and of course some derogatory terms as well are used. Language changes over time and at some stage an acceptable term will be found.
Produced by Peter Moore
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