2023-04-20T22:00:06+00:00April 20th, 2023|

LAST CHANCE TO TELL THE GOVERNMENT WHAT YOU WANT! DEADLINE APRIL 27   In the 1990s, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) put out a notice asking for public comment on the changes to racial and ethnic reporting. They received over 600 letters from people like you who wanted to see some changes in Multiracial reporting. That was considered a very influential number of responses at the time. Now the Census Bureau is asking for comments for the 2030 census. The more, the better! We each need to write [...]

Comments about a Multiracial Classification

2022-11-12T15:03:48+00:00November 12th, 2022|

On October 27th, Project RACE Members were asked to give our thoughts on a Multiracial classification to the Office of Management and Budget Working Group. Our Project RACE Teens President, Maddy Rempel, and her brother, our Project RACE Kids President, AJ Rempel, were exceptional in their presentation, which is below. Thank you to everyone for your support at this critical time. A category labeled as Multiracial would be a step in the right direction. However, this is still not very specific. Therefore, Under the Multiracial option you could have a [...]

Comments of Robert Cox before OMB Working Group

2022-11-09T17:47:21+00:00November 9th, 2022|

Hello, I appreciate the opportunity to talk with you today. I’m Robert, I’m 54 and I live in Denver with my wife and kids. I’m African American and European America and my wife is Native American, Chinese, and European American. And, of course, our kids are Multiracial. There is a singular moment in the lives of many Multiracial people in America. So often it’s the moment when we’re first told by the society we live in that we don’t fit into any of the officially recognized racial categories of that [...]

Comments to Washington

2022-11-06T17:41:58+00:00November 6th, 2022|

Project RACE was recently invited by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to give our comments on adding a Multiracial category to federal forms, including the census. We had six Project RACE representatives on the conference call, and we did extremely well. Below are the arguments of Deb Ewing.   You can find Mulatto on the 1890 US Census, along with Octoroon and Quadroon, to enumerate the percentage of a person’s mixed race. But in 1930 a person who was both black and white got written down as black, as was a person [...]


2022-08-31T15:50:47+00:00August 31st, 2022|

On August 30, 2022, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced additional information about their formal review process for OMB’s statistical standards for collecting race and ethnicity data. Refer to OMB Launches New Public Listening Sessions on Federal Race and Ethnicity Standards Revision for detailed information. Per OMB's announcement, there are two ways for the public to share their perspectives and input with the Interagency Technical Working Group: The Working Group, through OMB, will solicit public input on its recommended proposal for revisions to Directive No. 15 through a Federal [...]

OMB Decision on Race Delayed

2020-09-29T05:34:40+00:00December 6th, 2017|

Trump Administration Delays Decision On Race, Ethnicity Data For Census HANSI LO WANG/NPR Enlarge this image The 2010 census form included separate questions about race and Hispanic origin. The White House has yet to announce its decision on a proposal that would allow race and ethnicity to be asked in a single, combined question on the 2020 census. A major decision on the way the U.S. government collects information about race and ethnicity through the census and other surveys was expected to be announced this week by the Trump administration. [...]

Comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

2020-09-29T05:35:27+00:00April 19th, 2017|

Comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) April 19, 2017 Comments on Proposals From the Federal Interagency Working Group for Revision of the Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity Project RACE (Reclassify All Children Equally) is the national organization advocating for the multiracial community. Our population requires changes in the racial and ethnic classifications in this country so that we are counted correctly and accurately for research, making and enforcing laws, redistricting, school data, etc., but also for medical reasons. We have [...]

Affirmative Action?

2017-04-10T10:51:51+00:00April 10th, 2017|

Affirmative Action? by Susan Graham for Project RACE If you think multiracial people have racial and ethnic problems in the United States, just look at what’s happening in Brazil. Forty-three percent of Brazilians self-identify as part pardo or brown. In the United States, multiracial people are about seven percent of the population. Their census has 136 classifications and ours has 57 for multiracial combinations. Brazilians often do not identify as white or black, but fall into an assortment of names like dark nut, burnt white, and copper. It reminds me [...]

Israelis to be Middle Eastern

2020-09-29T05:36:11+00:00March 4th, 2017|

Yesterday the US Census Bureau and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) handed down their recommendation for a new race and ethnicity classification in the US: Middle Eastern and North African (MENA). This means that every Israeli in the US who formally was classified as White will be Middle Eastern. -Susan Graham, Project RACE

New Head of OMB Confirmed

2020-09-29T05:36:23+00:00February 16th, 2017|

New Head of OMB Confirmed   The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the part of the federal government that decides on racial and ethnic categories, not the U.S. Census Bureau. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina was tapped to be the new head of OMB by President Trump, who held a news conference today (February 16. 2017) and said, “And also as you probably heard just a little while ago, Mick Mulvaney, former congressman, has just been approved weeks late, I have to say that, weeks, weeks late, Office [...]

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