This is an incredibly misleading picture and title. I have this issue of Nat Geo, and the article is actually about how the Census Bureau is flawed in their categories of racial identity. There are about 15 different people profiled, all of mixed race, showing what they identify themselves as and what "box" they check when identifying their race. It says between 2000 and 2010 there has been a 32% ...mcboobies 10/06/2013
Didn't scientists say that this is would be average skin tone of everyone in the US in the 70s-80? Because that happened......RFDIABLO 10/06/2013
I think the title is misleading because she is a real person. The NatGeo Story exemplifies that as time goes by there will be more multiracial people in America due to racial mixing. This picture is one of the picture of a mixed-race girl who cannot check a particular race-box in regular forms.
>The U.S. Census Bureau ...EatRoganJosh 10/06/2013
That is only 37 years away. One to two generations away. There isn't going to be that much mixing of races in 37 years that people will look the same.
That being said in 37 years white people will be a minority and whatever the dominate race is might look like this.The_Perverted_Arts 10/06/2013
Wouldn't the average American of 2050 look really similar to the average American of today?shouldhaverolled 10/06/2013
No it isn't. This is from the "Changing Faces" piece in National Geographic, it's not a prediction of what Americans will look like in 2050. It's just a commentary on personal identity.
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OP is that fucker who posts nothing but "America sucks, Europe rules" trolling garbage.fuckfuckrfuckfuck 10/06/2013
I don't think thats what Nat-Geo said. I believe it was just to point out there we are beoming more diverse and that most people aren't ust black or white. This chick is actually biracial. Source. I subscribe to NatGeo and never read anything about that being an average American. Remember the Average person has 1 tit and 1 testicle.diphiminaids 10/06/2013
Can we give awards to all of those in the comment section making fat jokes? I think they deserve it for their originality and creativity!
I'm an average American, and I'll be pretty surprised if I look like that as a 70 year-old man.HoJuSimpson 10/06/2013
So.... they basically gave a tanned white girl a black guy's lips and a black girl's nappy hair?09112001 10/06/2013
Shenanigans. The real answer would be too boring to publish, so they have to do something unique that will pique your interest. We look almost the same 100 years ago in photographs, why would that change drastically in the next 40?TheFett32 10/06/2013
Thank God I'll be dead by then. I won't have to worry about looking hideously ugly compared to all of the beautiful "average" people.nonnarB 10/06/2013
there's too much variety in the human species to give this picture any significance.
and as already mentioned, i don't even know what an average american looks like today.misterrunon 10/06/2013
yeah I mean I highly doubt we'll all have sparkling GOLD eyes but other than that, seems pretty spot onmyelination 10/06/2013
Funny. I'm half Irish half Jewish and at one time in the near past that was mixed. My kids are white/black. So are his cousins. At daycare, you have no idea whose kids are whose. Its a small sample,but i could see it.MWolman1981 10/06/2013
She looks like someone from Montserrat. Which is mostly made up of people who can trace their lineage back to Ireland where during the height of the various slave trades, Dublin was the main trading port. Slavers took worthless white Irish slaves and bred them with black African slaves who were worth more on the market. Far as I know, white Irish slaves were worth 5 pounds, black African slaves ...ragnar0ck 10/06/2013
This is assuming racial groups will intermarry. Some people self segregate but hopefully that isn't the norm.aguysomewhere 10/06/2013