If You're Curious, This Is What Scientist Say The Average American Will Look Like By 2050
Back in 2013, National Geographic wrote a story that tackled the changing landscape of America — not its physical landscape, but rather its racial and cultural makeup. For some, it's a concept that is difficult to understand and accept, but for others, it's something that's being welcomed with open arms.
Interracial relationships have been increasing drastically over the past 30 years. That means that more and more children are being born into the world identifying with more than one racial background. These children challenge the outdated racial categorizing created by German scientist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach back in the 18th century.
Some people identify as "Blackanese," "Juskimo," or "Filatino'" just to name a few. You get the direction we heading right? Well, National Geographic decided to shine a light on these various racial mixes and celebrate them.
Photographer Martin Schoeller and writer Lise Funderburg created an article for the magazine that showed what the "average American" would look like by the year 2050. It's an interesting story to say the least.
They studied data from various sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau. They also spoke to several people about what they identify as and how they handle the subject of race in their everyday lives. They gave some very interesting answers.