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Study Finds Some Biracial Americans Pass -- As Black

12/21/10 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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During the Jim Crow era, some African-Americans or biracial Americans who were physically able chose to pass as white. A new study co-authored by UVM professor Nikki Khanna and Emory professor Cathryn Johnson finds that passing still occurs today, but that instead of passing as white, some biracial Americans are now passing as black. We talk to Nikki Khanna about the study and its findings. And Burlington singer/songwriter Myra Flynn joins us to talk about her experience growing up biracial in Vermont.

 

And Burlington Free Press reporter Candace Page discusses one of the Vermont animals that made headlines this year: Pete the Moose. Incoming Governor Peter Shumlin and other legislators are hoping to reverse a law that went into effect this year that ended up giving the owner of an elk hunting park custody of all the wild moose and deer on the property--including Pete. 

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