2020 Census

Important Information

2020-06-10T17:38:22+00:00June 10th, 2020|

How to be counted as multiracial on the 2020 Census. We have been advised that another multiracial organization is putting out incorrect information about counting as multiracial on the 2020 Census when you are part Hispanic. They are saying that you can check Hispanic under the ethnicity question, check a race under the race question, and then write in “multiracial” under some other race. That will NOT get you counted as multiracial! You must check two or more races under the race question to be counted as “two or more [...]

Famous Friday Sneak Peek!

2019-12-05T10:08:20+00:00December 5th, 2019|

Famous Friday: Nandi Hildebrand Happy Friday everybody. For this week’s Famous Friday, we are excited to share about teen actress, Nandi Hildebrand. We at Project RACE are proud to be partnering with Count the Nation, an initiative of USC Annenberg aiming to ensure that everyone across America knows how much census participation benefits their community. It is through this exciting and important partnership that we came to know Nandi who stars in Count the Nation’s awesome new census video (https://youtu.be/HYYG1w65U64). Nandi, whose father is Caucasian while her mother is African (Zulu), [...]

Shutting Down the Rumor Mill

2019-08-16T12:06:17+00:00August 16th, 2019|

Charles Michael Byrd wrote an article for the very conservative Washington Examiner on July 31 about Kamala Harris. He wrote, “mixed-race Americans are rightfully concerned that the government might shelve the multiple box option altogether.” I had a long conference call with Census Bureau executives this week and they stated there are NO PLANS to do this and they have no idea where it came from. Indeed, when I wrote to Byrd and appealed to him on social media, he never answered. It’s true that you never know what will [...]

***BREAKING NEWS***

2019-07-02T14:27:38+00:00July 2nd, 2019|

***BREAKING NEWS*** The Trump administration will print the 2020 Census without the controversial citizenship question. This is very good news for the multiracial community.

Why I’ll Fill Out My Census Form

2020-09-08T22:56:50+00:00April 1st, 2019|

It only happens once every ten years and it is one year away. April 1 is the one year out milestone for the 2020 Census. We will be inundated in the next 12 months with messages from the Census Bureau about how important it is for every American to be counted. There will be a major media blitz reminding us of the repercussions if we don’t do as we’re told. There is even a monetary penalty for not participating and every envelope says, “Your response is required by law,” but [...]

Administration Admits Minorities Might not Respond to Census

2019-02-22T21:06:43+00:00February 22nd, 2019|

The current "political environment" is so toxic that a large number of minorities may not reply to the 2020 Census, the Trump administration admitted in court Thursday, even without the addition of a controversial question asking about citizenship status. Justice Department attorney Josh Gardner was arguing that critics of the proposed question had not proven definitively that the question itself, rather than the nation's political discourse, would drive non-responses -- which both sides acknowledged were likely. "That has nothing to do with the citizenship question per se," Gardner told a [...]

Citizenship Question Blocked on Census

2019-01-15T08:23:22+00:00January 15th, 2019|

Court Blocks Trump Administration From Asking About Citizenship in Census Image Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr., center, ordered the Census Bureau to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times By Michael Wines New York Times WASHINGTON — A federal judge in New York blocked the Commerce Department on Tuesday from adding a question on American citizenship to the 2020 census, handing a legal victory to critics who accused the Trump administration of trying to turn the census into a tool to advance Republican political [...]

2020 Census

2018-01-24T08:12:58+00:00January 24th, 2018|

Yes, the census should be tracking race and ethnicity (Gerald Martineau/for The Washington Post) By Timothy P. Johnson and Roger Tourangeau January 23 Timothy P. Johnson is director of the Survey Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago and president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. Roger Tourangeau is former president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and vice president and senior statistical fellow at Westat. As the federal government prepares to conduct the 2020 Census, critics of the Census Bureau are pushing to [...]

Citizenship Question on Census?

2018-01-03T15:33:55+00:00January 3rd, 2018|

The DOJ Wants A Citizenship Question On The Census. That Could Blow Up The Whole Survey Sam Levine/Jan 3, 2018 The Huffington Post Experts already concerned about census response rates say the query would cause even fewer people to respond. The Department of Justice’s recent request to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census has sparked concerns that such a move would lower response rates within immigrant communities. An inaccurate Census would have severe consequences. The survey helps determine the allocation of nearly $700 billion each year in [...]

Census Trouble Looming!

2017-12-10T13:37:53+00:00December 10th, 2017|

With 2020 Census Looming, Worries About Fairness and Accuracy By MICHAEL WINESDEC. 9, 2017  The New York Times Photo Census data dictate the distribution of over $600 billion in yearly grants and subsidies to state and local governments. Credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Census experts and public officials are expressing growing concerns that the bedrock mission of the 2020 census — an accurate and trustworthy head count of everyone in the United States — is imperiled, with worrisome implications. Preparations for the count already are complicated by a sea [...]

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