Some groups in South America, however, consider the use of the word mestizo offensive because it was used during the times of the colony to refer specifically to the mixing between the conquistadores and the indigenous people.
Today, the mixes among races and ethnicities are diverse, so it is considered preferable to use the term "mixed-race" or simply "mixed" (mezcla).
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Because of the term's historical use in contexts that typically implied disapproval, more unambiguously neutral terms such as interracial, interethnic, or cross-cultural are more common in contemporary usage.
The term miscegenation has been used since the 19th century to refer to interracial marriage and interracial sexual relations, In the present day, the word miscegenation is avoided by many scholars, because the term suggests a concrete biological phenomenon, rather than a categorization imposed on certain relationships.
Jerusalem – The New York Academy of Sciences and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities announced today that the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, which support scientists and engineers early in their independent research careers, will be given to three young and promising faculty members from research universities in Israel."New graduate students often discover on reaching graduate school that there is a considerable gap between what they have learned about a subject from books, and actually formulating and carrying out original research in the field.Making this transition is one of the most important challenges they face as a graduate student.— by highlighting their extraordinary achievements, recognizing exceptional promise for future discoveries, and accelerating innovation through one the largest unrestricted prizes ever created for early-career researchers.Awarded annually, three of the country’s most outstanding young scientists, aged 42 years or younger, will receive US0,000 each.“The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences identified this need in the United States and provided a solution.