Arab-Americans Tell Census, ‘We’re Not White’ – COLORLINES

Some Arab-Americans and Hispanics challenge the nation’s decennial count

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“The census should also ask if people feel discriminated against, in what way and how frequently. That’s what these check boxes are for. So that employers can hire a representative cross section of the community and prove that their hiring is not discriminatory.”

– – Glenn Robinson

The Census Can’t Fit Latinos Into A Race Box And It’s Causing More Confusion

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Pew revealed the findings of a study this month that shows some 2.5 million U.S. Latinos changed their race category from “some other race” to “white” between the 2000 and 2010 censuses.

The news prompted The New York Tim…

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‘Mexican,’ ‘Hispanic’ and ‘Latin American’ top list of race write-ins in the 2010 census

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Latinos are not the only group of Americans who utilize the “some other race” category on the census form—but they are the most likely to do so. In 2010, 6.2% of Americans selected “some other race,” up from 5.5% in 2000. Among all those who answered the race question this way in 2010, 96.8% were Hispanic.

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Millions of Americans changed their racial or ethnic identity from one census to the next

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Americans of mixed race, American Indians, Pacific Islanders and Hispanics were among those most likely to check different boxes.

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What Do You Do When “Neither/Both” is Your Only Choice? With Lola Osunkoya

On today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio, we will meet Lola Osunkoya, author of the blog, Neither/Both and of Neither/Both LLC, a private practice focused on counseling and community building in the Mixed-Race community.

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