About the Photos

    Melanie Graham identifies as black because of her experience growing up and dealing with racism.


    Twelve-year-old Joshua Schmidt is part of an overwhelmingly young demographic.
   Maria Velazquez, co-leader of SwirlDC, works to help mixed-race people who want to be seen as multiracial.


   Erika Woodward never thought about being mixed-race while growing up in diverse Columbia, Md.