Running head: MULTIRACIAL DISCRIMINATION
Identity is something we hold close to ourselves and learn from an early age that it is what
defines us. An individual can identify as a homosexual Caucasian female while another could
identify as a heterosexual African American male. We can identify with numerous things, but few
individuals can identify themselves with two or more ethnic or racial backgrounds. Discrimination
happens regularly for multiracial individuals and their identities. Forms of discrimination can
depend on time, environment, and people involved.
Multiracial discrimination has numerous impacts on people from multiracial origins. The
first significant impact is isolation. For instance, an individual who is both Puerto Rican and African
American meets enormous challenges when trying to bond with one particular ethnic group.
Besides, isolation lowers one's self-esteem since comments such as a person of race cannot hang ...
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