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 [...]

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 [...]


2020-09-29T05:33:56+00:00November 7th, 2016|

MASC Did WHAT! I have a lovely wood recognition plaque in my office given to me in 1995 from the Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC). It hangs right under a letter to Project RACE and the Association of Multi-Ethnic Americans also dated 1995 and signed by President Bill Clinton. We were known then as MASC, Project RACE, and AMEA. MASC apparently no longer advocates for the multiracial community, Project RACE does, and AMEA is defunct. A great deal has happened in the past 25 plus years. Not all of [...]

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