THE NEW YORK TIMES TRIES HARDER The New York Times is still afraid of using the terms “biracial” and “multiracial. Readers of this blog know that Kwame Anthony Appiah and I usually see the world of reporting on race differently, but he even he is trying now or perhaps he just slipped up. He wrote: “By the cultural logic, or illogic, of race, Kamala Harris, like Barack Obama, counts both as biracial and as Black. Among major-party vice-presidential candidates, she qualifies as the first Asian-American, the first Indian-American, the first [...]
CNN has refused to call Kamala Harris multiracial. All their stories refer to her as Black and Asian American. Today, they tried something a little different: "Harris -- from a multi-racial, immigrant family from the liberal West Coast -- and Pence -- the white, male conservative, evangelical product of the heartland -- were an apt representation of the two Americas disputing the election and whose divergent paths and belief systems are at the root of the country's current political estrangement." Yes, they tried to use the term “multiracial” even though [...]
Today, American Indians and Alaska Natives make up about 2% of the U.S. population but are often left out of national data analyses or marked as statistically insignificant. “I see being eliminated in the data as an ongoing part of the continuing genocide of American Indians and Alaska Natives. If you eliminate us in the data, we no longer exist,” Echo-Hawk says.
Book Review of Betty: A Novel By Tiffany McDaniel Betty is a book I almost put down several times and I am so glad I didn’t. This is the beautifully written story of Betty Carpenter, a biracial (White and Cherokee) girl growing up in the foothills of the Appalachians. Betty looks like her father and is called all the hostile names for a Black and Cherokee person. But she is resilient. I almost put it down because it seemed like nothing was happening and then BOOM! Another tragedy or story [...]
The United States Census Bureau has been ordered to continue the 2020 census until October 31, not October 5th, as we reported here last week. When it was changed from September 30th or October 31st back to October 5th, I called the Census Bureau "hotline" two days ago and asked if the last date a person could return their census was September 30, October 31st, or September 5th. The answer I got back was, "I don't know." I simply asked how the bureau could not know. The Census Bureau employee just kept stating, "I [...]
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month we focus this Famous Friday on singer, actress, and television personality Adrienne Bailon. Adrienne was born on October 24, 1983 to an Ecuadorian father and Puerto Rican mother. She was raised on the Lower East side of Manhattan and attended public schools. Adrienne had aspirations of attending medical school and one day becoming an obstetrician. However, her future plans changed after a chance meeting with Latin pop star Ricky Martin in 1999. She was chosen by him to be a back up singer [...]
See our 2020 Census Video here (CNN)Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Monday evening that he intends to conclude the 2020 census on October 5, more than three weeks earlier than expected after a federal judge reinstated the October 31 end date. The announcement, in a social media post from the Census Bureau, said October 5 is the "target date" to end the acceptance of individual census responses and the nationwide effort to knock on the doors of households that have not responded. The announcement came as Judge Lucy Koh, who last [...]