monoracial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mono- +‎ racial

Adjective[edit]

monoracial (not comparable)

  1. Of a single race (ethnicity).
    • 1914, Thomas Pearce Bailey, Race Orthodoxy in the South: And Other Aspects of the Negro Question[1], page 361:
      Once we decide that his presence is temporary, we shall all, in South and North, work together not only to educate the black man for his destiny, but also to prepare the South gradually for a monoracial rather than a biracial civilization.
    • 2007 February 28, Michael Cieply, “Films With Black Stars Seek to Break International Barriers”, in New York Times[2]:
      But the film recently opened at No. 1 in a key market, Japan, displacing Mr. Smith’s “Pursuit of Happyness” (from Sony Pictures Entertainment) and putting two films with black stars atop the box office in a largely monoracial country that had has not always been easy for African-American performers.
    • 2015, Catherine Fisher Collins, Black Girls and Adolescents: Facing the Challenges[3]:
      The introduction of an ecological framework acknowledged the multifaceted influences that affect the psychosocial aaspects of multiracial identity development and provided a well-received counterpoint to the monoracial theoretical defaults typically used to understand multiracial identity development.

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