The world is becoming an unavoidably interconnected place.
People from opposite ends of the social spectrum now often come into contact.
Social boundaries are ever-changing, and though cultural barriers are still enforced in some instances, they are being broken down in others.
Many of us have become something we label as ‘global citizens,’ our identities made up of a complex combination of ethnicities, nationalities, religious beliefs and cultural practices.
No longer is a Brit necessarily Caucasian by ethnicity. And though rarely heard of, a Chinese citizen may not necessarily be of Chinese ethnicity in today’s world.
A result of all these things is an increase in people of mixed ethnicities – mixed race people.
Now the largest and fastest growing ethnic group in the UK, were we all to be bunched together.
Even if those who deem themselves as purely of one ethnic group look deep into their origins, it’s nearly impossible that they wouldn’t have mixed ethnic lineages somewhere down the line.