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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.

I have to tell you, if I hadn’t found that 1900 census record and appeared on Genealogy Roadshow, I would’ve lived my life blissfully ignorant of my black heritage and the family my mother left behind in New Orleans. To me, that would have been a tragic loss.”

Sunday, 2017-11-12 04:41Z

“I would like to believe that “passing” is an archaic notion,” she [Gail Lukasik] said. “I really would like to believe that, because we no longer have laws like the one drop rule. But I suspect that in America’s racist culture, mixed race people who can pass for white must still wrestle with that choice. […]

What kind of mixed race/ethnicity data is needed for the 2020/21 global population census round: the cases of the UK, USA, and Canada

Thursday, 2017-07-27 21:02Z

In western countries the mixed race/ethnicity population is experiencing a rapid increase in numbers and growing diversity, raising challenges for its capture in censuses and surveys.

America’s Churning Races: Race and Ethnicity Response Changes Between Census 2000 and the 2010 Census

Friday, 2017-07-14 16:58Z

A person’s racial or ethnic self-identification can change over time and across contexts, which is a component of population change not usually considered in studies that use race and ethnicity as variables.

The Head of the Census Resigned. It Could Be as Serious as James Comey

Sunday, 2017-05-14 19:20Z

The results of the decennial Census—the next will be in 2020—will determine how state and federal political districts are drawn; which Americans are “counted” for representation; and how federal dollars, many of which are allocated on a per capita basis, are spent.

Departure of U.S. Census director threatens 2020 count

Thursday, 2017-05-11 02:01Z

John Thompson is stepping down next month as director of the U.S. Census Bureau. His announcement today comes less than 1 week after a congressional spending panel grilled him about mounting problems facing the agency in preparing for the 2020 decennial census.

How Census Data Mislead Us about Ethno-Racial Change in the United States: A Response to Mora and Rodríguez-Muñiz

Thursday, 2017-05-04 01:38Z

I am pleased to open a conversation with G. Cristina Mora and Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz about census data and what they indicate about ethno-racial change.

Seeking better data on Hispanics, Census Bureau may change how it asks about race

Sunday, 2017-04-30 01:56Z

Federal officials are considering major changes in how they ask Americans about their race and ethnicity, with the goal of producing more accurate and reliable data in the 2020 census and beyond.