Ramsey points out that these statements make her feel uncomfortable because it reinforces the idea that being partially white makes biracial people more attractive, and in turn suggests that being black is less desirable."How creepy and gross is it to project on to a future child an idea of attractiveness that again is rooted in looking less ethnic or less whatever is somehow more desirable? In the video, Ramsey interviewed biracial people -- of all ethnic backgrounds, not just black and white -- about their mixed-race experience. "I'm a biracial person who throughout my entire life has been asked 'what are you' in really condescending way, and it's really infuriating," said one woman.

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This was one of the topics explored by researchers at this year’s annual Population Association of America meeting. De La Cruz/Getty Images) The nation’s largest annual demography conference, held in Washington, D.

C., last week, featured new research on topics including couples who live in separate homes, children of multiracial couples, transgender Americans, immigration law enforcement and how climate change affects migration.

Here is a roundup of five of the many innovative posters and papers from the Population Association of America meeting, some based on preliminary work.

They give insight into the questions on researchers’ minds.

(To see the conference presentations by our own Pew Research Center experts, check out this page.) As marriage declines in popularity and other kinds of relationships replace it, a category of couple known as Living Apart Together is the focus of new research in the U. These LAT couples, whether opposite-sex or same-sex, say they are in a long-term relationship but do not live together.

They include older couples who each own homes as well as people who work in different cities. Brown and other scholars at the National Center for Marriage and Family Research at Bowling Green State University in Ohio presented their findings about Americans in this group.

There’s been some research on these LAT couples in Europe, but until recently, less in the U. Using survey research company Gf K’s Knowledge Panel (a large-scale online panel based on a representative, probability-based sample of the U. population), they estimate that up to about 40% of adults in dating relationships are Living Apart Together.

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" That statement is one that You Tube vlogger and host of MTV News Decoded, Franchesca Ramsey, says that she hears too often when people find out that she is in an interracial marriage.

In her latest video, Ramsey, whose husband is white, reveals some of the unintentionally offensive comments that people have said regarding her future children and their interracial family.

"They're going to have big curly hair, they might have light-blue eyes, hashtag team light skin," Ramsey said sarcastically.