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I identify in a category not formalized or accepted in colonial census charts or western ways of understanding the other, as a black South Asian. I am an Indian who lays claim to the global community of black consciousness, and I reside between so many worlds of belonging and unbelonging.

Sunday, 2018-05-20 01:33Z

I identify in a category not formalized or accepted in colonial census charts or western ways of understanding the other, as a black South Asian. I am an Indian who lays claim to the global community of black consciousness, and I reside between so many worlds of belonging and unbelonging. In racializing colorism and politicizing […]

Census Bureau’s Own Expert Panel Rebukes Decision to Add Citizenship Question

Saturday, 2018-03-31 01:51Z

The Trump administration’s decision to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 census, already the target of lawsuits and broad criticism by statistics authorities, drew a new opponent on Friday: the experts who advise the Census Bureau itself.

Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation

Friday, 2018-03-30 20:27Z

By tracing the evolution of the categories the United States used to count and classify its population from 1790 to 1940, Paul Schor shows that, far from being simply a reflection of society or a mere instrument of power, censuses are actually complex negotiations between the state, experts, and the population itself.

Right now, census data are distorting one of the most transformative population developments of the early 21st century. A sizable and growing number of young people come from families with one white and one minority parent, as more adults form families across racial and ethnic lines.

Wednesday, 2018-02-14 23:35Z

Today’s census questions misunderstand both Hispanic and white identity Right now, census data are distorting one of the most transformative population developments of the early 21st century. A sizable and growing number of young people come from families with one white and one minority parent, as more adults form families across racial and ethnic lines. […]

There’s a big problem with how the census measures race

Wednesday, 2018-02-14 23:06Z

There’s a big problem with how the census measures race The Washington Post 2018-02-06 Richard Alba, Distinguished Professor of Sociology Graduate Center, City University of New York Activists hold signs during a news conference in front of the Supreme Court in 2015. (Getty Images) Will the 2020 Census be accurate? A number of observers have […]

2020 Census To Keep Racial, Ethnic Categories Used In 2010

Friday, 2018-01-26 21:16Z

A Census Bureau announcement about the race and ethnicity questions for the 2020 census suggests the Trump administration will not support Obama-era proposals to change how the U.S. government collects information about race and ethnicity, census experts say.

Census Bureau Statement on 2020 Census Race and Ethnicity Questions

Friday, 2018-01-26 20:40Z

The 2020 Census race and ethnicity questions will follow a two-question format for capturing race and ethnicity for both the 2018 Census Test and the 2020 Census, which adheres to the 1997 Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (Statistical Policy Directive No. 15) set by the Office of Management and Budget.

Trump Administration Delays Decision On Race, Ethnicity Data For Census

Sunday, 2017-12-03 02:07Z

A spokesperson for OMB could not provide any information about the delay.

After more than 200 years, the census had stopped dictating who people had to be and asked me to define myself.

Friday, 2017-11-17 03:00Z

For the first time, the 2000 Census offered an option for mixed race that gave the respondent the chance to self-declare the components of his or her own identity. Dozens of racial and ethnic categories were listed for those who wished to check all the boxes of their multicultural, multi-racial, selves, including a box for […]

The Census Always Boxed Us Out

Friday, 2017-11-17 01:36Z

For most of our history, the U.S. government treated biracial Americans as if we didn’t even exist, but my family has stories to tell.