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THE SUM OF OUR PARTS: Mixed Heritage Asian Americans, edited by Teresa Williams-Leon and Cynthia L. Nakashima. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001, 296 pp., 22.95 (paper)

High intermarriage rates, massive waves of immigration, and the easing of restrictions on global travel are blurring racial and ethnic boundaries more than ever. This was highlighted in 1997 when, in an interview on the Oprah Winfrey Show after he won the Masters, golfer Tiger Woods identified himself as “Cablinasian” — a word he himself coined to describe the mixture of Caucasian, Black, Indian and Asian in his family tree.

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