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Old 03-25-2016, 07:43 PM
 
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Hi everyone I was talking to my husband who is white and I am aJapanese women about what was the most common biracial combination in Southern California. I told him that the census Bureau states that the most common is Asian/White mixes but he is adamant that it is Hispanics/non-hispanic white mixes. He says that those are not counted because the census considers them white. Is this true? I don't even know if a Hispanic/white person would be considered mixed. The only mixes that I can tell are mixed are Asian/white and black/white people.

The only reason I am bringing this up is because we are having our first child and this topic came up. I hope it is not offensive to anyone.
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:49 PM
 
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Basically, I agree with your husband, assuming you are talking about mixed-race heritage among residents.

If you are asking about interracial marriage than the stats are pretty dead even between Asian/Asian-Americans and Latinos. This study found those who "marry out" of their group to be 28% and 26%, respectively. Edit: Note I said "group" not race.

Interracial marriage: Who is most likely to 'marry out,' and where | 89.3 KPCC
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:51 PM
 
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Hi everyone I was talking to my husband who is white and I am aJapanese women about what was the most common biracial combination in Southern California. I told him that the census Bureau states that the most common is Asian/White mixes but he is adamant that it is Hispanics/non-hispanic white mixes. He says that those are not counted because the census considers them white. Is this true? I don't even know if a Hispanic/white person would be considered mixed. The only mixes that I can tell are mixed are Asian/white and black/white people.

The only reason I am bringing this up is because we are having our first child and this topic came up. I hope it is not offensive to anyone.
Hispanic isn't a race but if you want to consider it one, then it's by far the most common. For actual races, it's Asian/white by a long shot.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:46 PM
 
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What is the most common biracial mix in Southern California?

Thats easy.. The whites and the Asians...
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:56 PM
 
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Latino/non-Latino white
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:00 PM
 
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Hi everyone I was talking to my husband who is white and I am aJapanese women about what was the most common biracial combination in Southern California. I told him that the census Bureau states that the most common is Asian/White mixes but he is adamant that it is Hispanics/non-hispanic white mixes. He says that those are not counted because the census considers them white. Is this true? I don't even know if a Hispanic/white person would be considered mixed. The only mixes that I can tell are mixed are Asian/white and black/white people.

The only reason I am bringing this up is because we are having our first child and this topic came up. I hope it is not offensive to anyone.
I find this topic offensive.


Trump 2016!


Also, non white Hispanics are for the most part already mixed race to begin with..........
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:06 PM
 
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I find this topic offensive.


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Also, non white Hispanics are for the most part already mixed race to begin with..........
Trump lover..

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Old 03-26-2016, 04:13 AM
 
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... I told him that the census Bureau states that the most common is Asian/White mixes but he is adamant that it is Hispanics/non-hispanic white mixes. He says that those are not counted because the census considers them white. Is this true? I don't even know if a Hispanic/white person would be considered mixed. The only mixes that I can tell are mixed are Asian/white and black/white people.
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If we are going by US government definitions, Hispanics would fall under ethnicity. And that any "race" could be considered "Hispanic". Look it up, it's mind boggling how they've classified it. Pretty much a roundabout way of saying European White or Other. Also if you're more curious about the classification of race, look at all the countries that are defined as Asians, from Japan to Turkey. Huh, does that make this Jesus character Asian?

So if we are going by appearances only, couples that are noticeably different on the surface, I would say it would be White/Asians.
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:17 AM
 
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Asian man and black woman
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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If we are going by US government definitions, Hispanics would fall under ethnicity. And that any "race" could be considered "Hispanic". Look it up, it's mind boggling how they've classified it. Pretty much a roundabout way of saying European White or Other. Also if you're more curious about the classification of race, look at all the countries that are defined as Asians, from Japan to Turkey. Huh, does that make this Jesus character Asian?

So if we are going by appearances only, couples that are noticeably different on the surface, I would say it would be White/Asians.
It gets more complicated since in America the countries are considered Asian because they are on the Asian continent but the people like Turks, Arabs and Persians are considered White while they might be others in an European definition of race. Remember in West Side Story "Arab" of the Jets is White. Danny Thomas is White and Sergeant Klinger of MASH of Lebanese ethnicity is in an interracial marriage with a Korean.

You can watch old Adam-12 1967- 1974 episodes and Latinos are described as Caucasian when they cops put a description on the radio.

So the White Asian mix, since we can't racially identify Latinos, or didn't start to try until very recently would be the most common while the Black and Asian mix would be the least common.

In places like Western Los Angeles no matter what the racial mix, except among recent immigrants would not matter. For example most of the Black folk in my church are either in or have a primary family member in a mixed relationship however the Nigerians among us all have a spouse form the proper village and the proper sub sect of either Christianity or Islam. I remember the last marriage we celebrated and there was a minor family scandal because the eldest son took a bride from Tanzania originally who he met at Harvard. His little sister married a doctor from the proper province, who she while going to grad school at UC Irvine somehow met when he was studying medicine in the UK.
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