Ethnic groups say ‘white’ isn’t enough on the 2010 census

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life
“There is no such thing as white culture,” said Thaddeus Radzilowski   “It’s unfair because we are not treated as white in society and by the government, but we also don’t qualify as minorities to get the benefits of some programs” such as minority contracts, said Imad Hamad, regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.   Ancestry: On the long form in 2000, given to one of every six people, respondents were asked to list up to two ancestries, such as Irish, Polish, Lebanese, etc. But the census tabulated only those ancestries from Europe and the Middle East. Ancestries from other regions of the world — such as Asia and Africa — were classified as races. This question was eliminated for the 2010 census.


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