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Census dilemma, and they're right

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by printdust, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. printdust

    printdust New Member


    Considering we have a president who could claim he's white since his white mother gave birth and raised him, maybe it's time we quit making people claim a race other than human.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I still can't believe they have "Negro" listed as one of the choices on there.

    What is this 1968?
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I always check High Yeller.
  4. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    Race: Other

    With the post-1965 growth of immigration from Latin America & Asia and the growth of international adoption and the growth of interracial marriages, race is going to get more and more and more complex. In 1880, "race" meant Italian or Irish. Then the Italians and Irish started marrying each other, and they became "White."

    The future of America in a nutshell: the POTUS and the most famous athlete in America are both multiracial?
  5. Tom Brady is multiracial? Who knew?
  6. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Protestant English and Catholic English
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I thought he was Scotch-Romanian.
  8. What kind of name is Poon?
  9. doctorx

    doctorx Member

    Agreed, but what would this do to "minority" Congressional districts?
  10. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    Hopefully, eliminate them (I hate gerrymandering, e.g., the party in power in a census year legislates itself keeping power for the next decade). One Libertarian proposal, at least in my state, is to require all districts to have two right angles that contain at least 50% of the population of a district.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I checked black in hopes that it would make me a better dancer.
  12. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Older Americans fill out the form, too. And the Census Bureau claims many older people identify with that term. It uses "Black, African-American or Negro."

    Using only "modern" terminology on a form filled out by people aged 18-100 would be as silly as if they said on the form, "How many people live in your crib?"
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