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Revealed: What Americans Will Look Like in 2050

Our genetic melting pot is poised to render an awfully beautiful result

"We've become a country where race is no longer so black or white."
It's no secret that America is one big over-flowing crucible of every race, creed and nationality. And if, as National Geographic did, you stop to consider the genetic effects that multi-racial couplings is having on the way we look, it's pretty amazing.

By analyzing data from the U.S. Census Bureau (by the year 2060, it's predicted that non-Hispanic whites will no longer be the majority in America), the magazine was able to compile a slew of photographs depicting what our looks are morphing into and, man, are we becoming a physically beautiful nation. (On the outside anyway.)

"The U.S. Census Bureau has collected detailed data on multiracial people only since 2000, when it first allowed respondents to check off more than one race, and 6.8 million people chose to do so. Ten years later that number jumped by 32 percent, making it one of the fastest growing categories."

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With the increase of multiracial couplings and subsequent offspring comes new ways for people to identify; Blaxican, Juskimo, Filatino, Chicanese and Korgentinian are becoming more and more commonplace. Our world is no longer simply "black" and "white."

As NatGeo reports, questions like "what are you?" are common but those on the receiving end are empowered; "I just say I'm brown," McKenzi McPherson, 9, says. "And I think, why do you want to know?"

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