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What our babies say about the changing face of America

According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, the number of mixed-race babies is higher than it's ever been.
According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, the number of mixed-race babies is higher than it's ever been.
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The number of mixed-race babies is higher than it's ever been, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.

"One-in-ten babies living with two parents were multiracial in 2013," Pew's Gretchen Livingston wrote for Fact Tank. "Up from just 1 percent in 1970."

According to Pew, Americans who are less than a year old are significantly more likely to be born multiracial than those aged 18 years or older, especially when it comes those who are a mix of white and black ethnicities.

In context, this isn't too surprising. As Herb Scribner reported in April, interracial marriage is more common now than ever before in American history.

You can read the rest of Pew's report at their website.

JJ Feinauer is a writer for Deseret News National. Email: jfeinauer@deseretdigital.com, Twitter: jjfeinauer.