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Are perceptions of race changing? How do you describe your race identity?
American ideas about "race" are less fixed than we often realize, as a recent article for Slate pointed out. A hundred years ago, early white settlers of North America held on to Anglo-Saxon identity to distinguish themselves from southern and eastern European new arrivals. Today, some Hispanics consider themselves white while others do not . Mixed ancestry raises new questions about what we call ourselves, and what other people call us. OPB is exploring shifting definitions of race and identity. What is your story?
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