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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.

A Demographic Threat? Proposed Reclassification of Arab Americans on the 2020 Census

Monday, 2017-03-13 18:11Z

“Arab Americans are white?” This question—commonly posed as a demonstration of shock or surprise—highlights the dissonance between how “Arab” and “white” are discursively imagined and understood in the United States today.

For Some Americans Of MENA Descent, Checking A Census Box Is Complicated

Saturday, 2017-03-11 20:18Z

For years, advocates have pushed the Census Bureau for a box for people of Middle Eastern or North African descent. Now, the bureau recommends one. Some worry the data may be misused in surveillance.

Definition of race can vary from country to country, and the use of the ‘one drop rule’ – as defined in law – is particular only to the USA. Similarly in the UK, as with the USA, despite a significant proportion of individuals self-defining as Mixed Race whilst partaking in respective census measures, the media in each country has continued to define ‘people of colour’ as black.

Tuesday, 2017-01-17 00:03Z

The definition of race has come under scrutiny by a number of researchers (Case, 2012; Soudien, 2010; Rose & Paisley, 2012). This can include the arguments surrounding the ‘one drop rule.’ This has its origin in the racial segregation laws in the USA that defines the extent to which any person can be considered African-American […]

‘The Beautiful Faces of my Black People’: race, ethnicity and the politics of Colombia’s 2005 census

Friday, 2017-01-06 02:22Z

‘The Beautiful Faces of my Black People’: race, ethnicity and the politics of Colombia’s 2005 census Ethnic and Racial Studies Volume 36, 2013 – Issue 10: Rethinking Race, Racism, Identity, and Ideology in Latin America Pages 1544-1563 DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2013.791398 Tianna S. Paschel, Assistant Professor of African American Studies University of California, Berkeley The recent multicultural […]

A U.S. Census proposal to add category for people of Middle Eastern descent makes some uneasy

Wednesday, 2016-10-26 21:32Z

A U.S. Census proposal to add category for people of Middle Eastern descent makes some uneasy The Washington Post 2016-10-21 Tara Bahrampour For the first time in four decades, the federal government is poised to add a new ethnic category to the U.S. census form, adding a box for people of Middle Eastern and North […]

Federal officials may revamp how Americans identify race, ethnicity on census and other forms

Sunday, 2016-10-16 17:34Z

Federal officials may revamp how Americans identify race, ethnicity on census and other forms Pew Research Center 2016-10-04 D’Vera Cohn, Senior Writer/Editor Federal officials are moving ahead with the most important potential changes in two decades in how the government asks Americans about their racial and Hispanic identity. They include combining separate race and Hispanic […]