The U.S. Census and Our Sense of Us

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration

NPR’s Code Switch looks at the U.S. Census. As NPR describes the Census, “It’s about what we call ourselves, the ways we see ourselves and how we’re represented.” On this episode they ask the former head of the Census bureau why he quit. They talk about how the Census helped create ‘Hispanic’ identity. Also, there is talk through some of the proposed race and ethnicity categories that may show up on the 2020 questionnaire.

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