Multiracial America Makes Census Boxes Obsolete

Editor’s note: This is the first of three in a series. (The Root) — In 30 years, America will look very different than it does now. According to analysis of census data, by 2043 white Americans will no longer be a majority.

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More Young Americans Identify as Mixed Race

Many young adults of mixed backgrounds are rejecting color lines that have defined Americans for generations.

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When You’re Mixed Race, Just One Box Is Not Enough : NPR

While being forced to tick a single box for “race” has never been a problem for George Washington III, who is black, his mixed-race children see it differently. And for Dave Kung, being allowed to check two races on the U.S.

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More Americans consider themselves multiracial

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“Americans are becoming more nuanced in their understanding of race,” said Carolyn Liebler, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. “But I don’t think race is becoming less important in our society.”

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CNN DIALOGUES: The 2010 Census and the New America

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CNN DIALOGUES: The 2010 Census and the New America If numbers don’t lie, what can the 2010 U.S. Census tell us about who we are and how we live? On August 31…

Community Village‘s insight:

Heidi Durrow posted this on her Google+ page.
Thank you Heidi!

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RaceBox.org – The Census since 1790

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The Census since 1790. Archived by @joshbegley.

Community Village‘s insight:

whoa! I wanted to create this collection. Someone beat me to it.
Check it.

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U.S. Census: Rationalizing Race | Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations

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This event was recorded live at Brooklyn Historical Society on April 18, 2013 as part of the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations public programming series.

People living in the U.S. are asked to fill out the Census forms every 10 years, and for many people it has not always been easy to accurately represent our racial and ethnic identities using the Census’ racial and ethnic categories.

For example, prior to the year 2000, multiracial people could only check one box in the Race category of the U.S. Census. Now, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, multiracial Americans are the fastest growing demographic group.

Thinking towards the 2020 U.S. Census, people are asking: Does Latino heritage represent race or ethnicity?  How do people of Middle Eastern and Arab heritage self-identify according these racial categories?

This discussion about the history of racial and ethnic categories and all there is to learn from the U.S. Census was moderated by Eric Hamako, doctoral candidate in Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst: From Nicholas A. Jones, chief of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Racial Statistics Branch, we hear about exciting new developments for the 2020 census form.Josh Begley, creator of Racebox.org, explains why he scanned U.S. Census forms from 1790 – 2010 to make them available online.Data vizualization artist, Jonathan Soma, creator of A Handsome Atlas gives us a look into what Americans in the 19th century were interested in counting and measuring.And sociologist Ann Morning, author of The Nature of Race: How Scientists Think and Teach about Human Difference, talks about how the U.S. Census categories change over time and what that says about our uses for this demographic data: whether defining who is to be accorded rights of full citizenship and who is to be excluded; or monitoring inequalities and imbalances in an effort toward equity.

Community Village‘s insight:

Thank you for finding this Mr.Thomas Lopez, Founder, LOMA program

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Checking More Than One Box: A Growing Multiracial Nation : NPR

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The last Census showed 9 million people, about 3 percent of the population, reporting more than one race. That’s an increase of one-third from the decade before — and that number is only going up.

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Results from the 2010 Census Race and Hispanic Origin Alternative Questionnaire Experiment

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Three 2010 trial census forms:

* Detailed

* Streamlined

* Very Streamlined

Community Village‘s insight:

I wish the races where in alphabetical order so American Indian would be on top followed by Asian and Black; and White would be at the bottom.

Cracks me up that Spanish origin people are not steared toward the White box.

I love that all groups are prompted to write in their ethnic heritage.

I love the new ‘Asian Indian’ check box.

I like all of these proposals better than the 2010 census that I filled out.

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