My group of friends and I are now approaching our late twenties. Where as before my girlfriends strictly dated within their race, now with our biological clocks ticking, they are now down with the swirl.
It’s something that I am seeing more and more of and I am here for it.
This of course means more babies are coming into the world identifying themselves as biracial.
This is something National Geographic wanted to shine a light on and celebrate.
Lise Funderburg and photographer Martin Schoeller worked together to create a piece for the magazine.
It showcased what the “average American” would look like by the year 2050. They also spoke to various people about their identities and how they approach the subject of race in their everyday lives.
They found that the U.S. Census Bureau only started allowing residents to select more than one race back in 2000.
More than 6.8 million people later identified with more than one background.
Check out more of their photographs of what America may look like in 2050: