dual heritage

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

dual heritage (countable and uncountable, plural dual heritages)

  1. (of a person, potentially offensive) Having mixed racial parentage or ancestry.

Usage notesEdit

In 2006 British anthropological surveys by Peter J. Aspinall et al, out of 75 general population respondents who identified as “mixed race” and one who did not, eight found the term “dual heritage” offensive and five indicated it was a preferred term. Out of 311 student respondents who identified as “mixed race” and 15 who did not, nine found the term “dual heritage” offensive and 38 indicated it was a preferred term.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aspinall, Peter J. (April 2009) , “'Mixed Race', 'Mixed Origins' or What? Generic Terminology for the Multiple Racial/Ethnic Group Population”, in Anthropology Today[1], volume 25, issue 2, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, DOI:10.1111/j.1467-8322.2009.00653.x, ISSN 0268-540X, JSTOR 20528211, OCLC 787833449, archived from the original on 2010-07-15, pages 3–8