2020-10-19T13:53:46+00:00October 19th, 2020|

Did the Census Bureau “allow” multiracial people anything? A new scholarly paper has come out, published by Sage Publications. It’s called “How Policies Can Address Multiracial Stigma” and begins with this: On the second anniversary of the first U.S. Census that allowed Americans to indicate more than one race, public policies and interventions should consider addressing Multiracial-specific forms of stigma. Some of the writers of this paper have written before that the U.S. Census Bureau “allowed” multiracial people to choose more than one race in 1997. One of the writers, [...]

What’s getting some extra time…

2020-09-25T17:30:25+00:00September 25th, 2020|

The US Census. Yesterday, a federal judge barred the Trump admin from ending the 2020 Census a month early. Reminder: The admin had moved up the deadline from October 31 to September 30, saying it was needed in order to process all data before the end of the year. But civil rights groups sued, arguing it would lead to a serious undercount that would disproportionately impact immigrants and people of color. And a federal judge agreed. The census determines how many seats each state gets in the House. And how federal [...]

Census Forms Due!

2020-09-22T16:38:31+00:00September 16th, 2020|

Census forms are due by September 30th. You have two weeks to mail yours back or fill it in online. It’s important. Watch our Project RACE Census video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v72NslaIFNs

Think About This

2020-09-29T04:57:26+00:00December 30th, 2019|

How Racial Data Gets 'Cleaned' in the U.S. Census The national survey offers more identity choices than ever—until those choices get scrubbed away. An Object Lesson. Robyn Autry The 2010 United States Census allowed 63 possible responses for race.Ross D. Franklin / AP At a doctor’s visit, on a college-admissions application, or even in a consumer-marketing survey, Americans are regularly asked to classify themselves by race. Some protest this request by “declining to answer,” as forms often allow. After all, racial categories are social constructs. They don’t connote biological or [...]


2019-06-27T09:08:18+00:00June 27th, 2019|

Supreme Court Decision – CENSUS 5-4 decision on June 27, 2019 – In Department of Commerce v New York, the court sent back to a lower court a case on whether the census should contain a citizenship question, leaving in doubt whether the question will be on the 2020 census.

Census Question to give Republicans Edge?

2019-05-30T18:03:13+00:00May 30th, 2019|

  FILE - In this April 23, 2019 file photo, immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington. A new court filing Thursday, May 30 by lawyers opposing adding the citizenship question to the 2020 census alleges a longtime Republican redistricting expert played a key role in making the change. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) NEW YORK (AP) — A Republican redistricting expert advocated for adding a citizenship question to the [...]

A C.E.O.’s Plea: Don’t Mess With the Census

2020-09-29T02:19:16+00:00April 22nd, 2019|

American businesses rely on data from the census. Please don’t ruin it by adding a citizenship question. By David Kenny     A coalition of more than 30 states, cities and counties, led by New York State, recently won a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York challenging a decision by the Commerce Department to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The Department of Commerce appealed, and the case is scheduled to be argued at the Supreme Court on April 23. The plaintiffs argued that participation in [...]

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 [...]

Trouble at the Census Bureau

2020-09-29T02:15:26+00:00February 18th, 2019|

  Information has come forward that there has been a privacy lapse in the 2010 census data. The race and ethnicity of 138 million Americans may have been compromised. The biggest issue is that people will not trust the bureau to keep their private information safe, which is just another reason for people to not fill out their census forms. Also in question is the much-debated proposed citizenship question, which the Supreme Court has now agreed to hear. The fear is that citizens will withhold completing their census or lie [...]

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 [...]

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