Where are all the multiracial people? Part 2

2019-01-24T10:18:02+00:00January 24th, 2019|

The United States Census Bureau put out a 165-page report today called “2020 Census Barriers, Attitudes, and Motivators Study (CBAMS) Focus Group Final Report.” Basically, it’s about people who don’t want to fill out their census forms. The main reasons found were privacy concerns, apathy, fear of repercussions, and lack of time. The report is full of the focus groups they studied, including African American, Native American, Hispanic, Chinese, middle-eastern, rural, and on and on. However, it appears that the one group not included is the “two or more races” [...]

Census will ask for Citizenship

2018-03-27T08:46:38+00:00March 27th, 2018|

Note: Project RACE is NOT in favor of a citizenship question on the U.S. Census! Despite Concerns, Census Will Ask Respondents if They Are U.S. Citizens By EMILY BAUMGAERTNER, New York Times Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made the decision to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census forms, citing the need to measure the portion of the population eligible to vote. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The 2020 census will ask respondents whether they are United States citizens, the Commerce Department announced Monday night, [...]

Census and Citizenship Question

2018-03-27T07:43:57+00:00March 27th, 2018|

California sues over Census citizenship question By Tal Kopan , CNN/Mar 27, 2018 2020 Census will ask about citizenship status 01:29 (CNN) — Progressives, states and civil rights advocates are preparing a flurry of legal challenges to the Trump administration's decision to add a question about citizenship to the next census, saying the move will penalize immigrants and threaten civil rights. The late Monday move from the Commerce Department, which it said came in response a request by the Justice Department, would restore a question about citizenship that has not [...]

BREAKING NEWS!

2018-01-26T17:43:19+00:00January 26th, 2018|

BREAKING NEWS! January 26, 2018   Project RACE received an email from the Census Bureau today with the subject: UPDATE ON 2020 CENSUS QUESTIONS ON RACE AND ETHNICITY. The Office of Management and Budget was supposed to issue their guidelines for the 2020 Census prior to 2018 and they did not. A variety of changes were proposed. Therefore, the bureau will utilize the following for the 2018 Census Test in Providence County, Rhode Island and most likely follow through with them on the 2020 Census:   A separate category for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

No Do-Overs on 2020 Census

2017-04-04T07:23:53+00:00April 4th, 2017|

‘There are no Do-Overs’ - Advocates Sound Alarm on 2020 Census New America Media, News Report, Honora Montano, Posted: Apr 03, 2017 With the 2020 Census three years out, civil rights groups and census experts are sounding the alarm that pending actions by the Trump administration and Congress could severely hamper an accurate count of all communities. “Congress’ failure over the past few years to pay for rigorous 2020 Census planning, and now the Trump Administration’s insufficient budget request for 2018, will strike at the heart of operations specifically designed [...]

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