Monday, March 29, 2010

Still Black or White: Why The Census Misreads Hispanics - By Tim Padgett (Time magazine)

Many, if not most, Hispanics in the U.S. think of their ethnicity (also known as Latino) not just in cultural terms but in a racial context as well. It's why more than 40% of Hispanics, when asked on the Census form in 2000 to register white or black as their race, wrote in "Other" — and they represented 95% of all the 15.3 million people in the U.S. who did so ... read more

Related video:
The U.S. Census: The Future of Racial and Ethnic Categories Panel at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) featuring Professors Robert Lieberman and Kenneth Prewitt (SIPA(; Professors Nathanial Persily and Theodore Shaw (Columbia Law School); and Angelo Falcón (National Institute for Latino Politics)

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