You were either black, white, Asian, Indian or any other.
This condition was disturbing to many and was not logically acceptable to most Americans. For example, there was a raging debate whether President Obama was black, white, or multiracial since his parents were from different races. As a result, complaints against the one race rule and lobbying intensified. This led the Census bureau to introduce a multiracial option in their forms the option.
By the year 2000, seven million people in America were multiracial. This number has grown tremendously over the years with an estimated 35-percentage growth rate. The mixed-race Americans are almost everywhere including in political leadership, sports, adverts, and colleges. To this effect been increased concentration on the multiracial especially in the social networks, dating Web sites and even products designed specifically for them. Conferences, festivals, debates, and even student clubs formed are addressing this positive development. Intermarriages between different has become widely acceptable and convenient.
Saulny, Susan. “Black? White? Asian? More Young American People Choose All the Above”. The New York Times. 2011. Web 09, February 2012.