Any of you who have not written to the OMB with comments on a Multiracial category are guilty of not caring about the Multiracial Movement. The OMB just concluded their town hall meetings, and we had a very poor showing. Yes, they only gave each person two minutes to speak, but were overwhelmed with people who want to change or keep the Black category and want other populations on the census and other forms.
Are you no longer interested in seeing that our Multiracial children have respectful wording for themselves? Do you think of yourself as an advocate for biracial children? Right.
If you are happy that we can just check two or more races, you are wrong. Yes, we got that ability in the 1990s, but the job is not done. If you are not worried that your child or grandchild will be called mulatto, mutt, or worse, you are in for a big surprise. We need the terminology of MULTIRACIAL on government and private forms in this country and we need to do it now. If you still wish to fight, you can comment to OMB this way:
To write to OMB, follow these directions:
- Go to Regulations.gov
- Search in the search bar for OMB-2023-0001
- Click on the “Comment” box, you can write as little as one sentence.
- Let OMB know that you want “Multiracial” to appear on the US Census and government forms.
- Deadline is APRIL 12, 2023.
On the other hand, if you do not feel the need to have Project RACE be active anymore, please let me know. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org