Census Bureau

Save the Census

2017-07-18T05:59:15+00:00July 18th, 2017|

Save the Census By THE EDITORIAL BOARD  Source: The New York Times Photo A census bureau worker in Houston in 2010. Credit Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle, via Associated Press An administration uninterested in staffing federal agencies, at war with facts and eager to help Congress cut the budget is further endangering a cornerstone of American democracy: the duty to count all who live here. Every decade since 1790, as required by the Constitution, the federal government has undertaken a painstaking census of its people, the accuracy and fairness of which serves [...]

Happy Fourth of July!

2017-07-04T00:15:38+00:00July 4th, 2017|

Fourth of July Facts from our Friends at the Census Bureau  On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues across the country. As we celebrate this Independence Day, we reflect on how our Founding Fathers enshrined the importance of statistics in our Constitution as a vital tool for measuring [...]

Census Director Quits

2017-05-09T19:36:22+00:00May 9th, 2017|

MAY 9 2017, 8:56 PM ET Census Director John H. Thompson Abruptly Quits People-Counting Agency by ASSOCIATED PRESS Print Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson was expected to leave the agency at the end of the year but instead will depart June 30, according to a government statement. Thompson said he is pursuing "opportunities in the private sector.""Your experience will be greatly missed," Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in the same statement. Census Director John Thompson poses for a portrait in this undated handout image. U.S. CensusThompson testified to a [...]

Ask the Census Bureau

2017-04-04T19:50:46+00:00April 4th, 2017|

At their request, I have a conference call with Census Bureau folks on Friday. Email me if you have any questions you would like me to ask them. Thanks. -Susan Graham  susangraham@projectrace.com


2017-02-01T08:16:35+00:00February 1st, 2017|

What is the government up to now? Last week I sat through three hours of the 2020 Census Quarterly Program Management Review just to see how things are progressing for the multiracial community. It was pretty dull, with presentations about everything from address canvassing to systems readiness to partnerships and so much more. I picked up on some hesitation which usually doesn’t come with the usual “everything is great here at the bureau” mantra. They said they have “paused” some activities and are delaying a few things. It seems like [...]

What will Trump do?

2017-01-04T14:58:36+00:00January 4th, 2017|

What will President-Elect Trump do for or against the Multiracial Community? by Susan Graham Since November 8th I’ve seen the so called “leaders” in the so called “multiracial community” avoid this question. The majority of them are Democrats, Libertarians, Independents, or something other than Republicans. They are all over the map geographically. They like to call themselves “academics” and give that as a reason to avoid writing real political papers. Now that they have confused what the academics think, they slink back into their tiny university closets and lock the [...]

Wrong Again

2020-09-08T22:56:51+00:00August 15th, 2016|

The article below is a perfect example of how reallocation of “two or more” data are mistakenly re-tabulated by the U.S. Census Bureau and others. The ten individuals in the example should be “two or more” races, or preferably, “multiracial,” not five African American and five white. –Susan Graham Methodology: How We Analyzed the Data on Race in N.H.'s Criminal Justice System Source: New Hampshire Public Radio Little research has been done in New Hampshire on race and the state's 10 county jails, which are run by county government.  No [...]

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