Census Bureau Rethinks The Best Way To Measure Race

Fri, Dec 28 2012 11:12am EST 1
Yasmin S
Yasmin S
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I think this is great and long overdue, now how and what changes/additions will be made remains to be seen.

There are some who see this as a potential problem "the proposed changes have raised concerns among some communities of color who fear that they’ll be undercounted. Corey Dade reports at NPR about just what’s at stake: “Race data collected in the census are used for many purposes, including enforcement of civil rights laws and monitoring of racial disparities in education, health and other areas,” not to mention redrawing legislative districts."

I try to look at the good in this, in my opinion everyone should have the opportunity to be acknowledged/counted and the census reports need to be accurate.

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