In many countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, mixed-race people make up the majority of the population.Other countries where multiracial people make up a sizable portion of the population are the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, parts of Africa and Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mauritius, and Fiji.In English, the terms miscegenation and amalgamation were used for unions between the races.These terms are now often considered offensive and are becoming obsolete.race remains a commonly used term for categorization. sociologist Troy Duster and ethicist Pilar Ossorio: Some percentage of people who look white will possess genetic markers indicating that a significant majority of their recent ancestors were African. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 1997 revised standards for the collection, tabulation, and presentation of federal data on race and ethnicity.
While some of the terms used in the past are considered insulting and offensive, there are many socially acceptable modern terms that multiracial people identify with.
S Census by any combination of races, whereas before Americans were required to select from only one category. has a growing multiracial identity movement, reflective of a desire by people to claim their full identities.