Frank D. Bean

University of California, Irvine

Research Initiative:

Frank Bean, professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, will analyze census data used in a Foundation-supported study of racial identification. According to data released last spring, 2.4 percent of the U.S. population identified itself as multiracial in the 2000 census - the first to allow Americans to select "one or more races" to indicate their racial identification. Bean's study will explore the implications of immigration for multiracial identification in the United States, including the loosening of racial/ethnic boundaries and increased diversity brought about by immigration over the past thirty-five years.


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