Passing (racial identity)

Racial passing occurs when a person classified as a member of one racial group is accepted (


Racial passing occurs when a person classified as a member of one racial group is accepted ("passes") as a member of another. Historically, the term has been used primarily in the United States to describe a person of color or of multiracial ancestry who assimilated into the white majority to escape the legal and social conventions of racial segregation and discrimination.
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