A variety of terms have been used for multi-racial people, including mixed-race, biracial, multiethnic, polyethnic, Métis, Creole, Muwallad, mulatto, Coloured, Dougla, half-caste, mestizo, Melungeon, quadroon, cafuzo/zambo, Eurasian, hapa, hāfu, Garifuna, pardo, and Guran.
What is it called when you are two races?
Multiracial Americans are Americans who have mixed ancestry of two or more races. The term may also include Americans of mixed race ancestry who self-identify with just one group culturally and socially (cf. the one-drop rule).
Is ethnicity and race the same thing?
“Race” is usually associated with biology and linked with physical characteristics such as skin color or hair texture. “Ethnicity” is linked with cultural expression and identification. However, both are social constructs used to categorize and characterize seemingly distinct populations.
How do you describe someones race?
Race refers to physical differences that groups and cultures consider socially significant. For example, people might identify their race as Aboriginal, African American or Black, Asian, European American or White, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Māori, or some other race.