In a move to better reflect the diversity of the American public, the Biden administration is proposing major changes to its demographic data collecting practices that will affect how Latinos and those of North African and Middle Eastern descent fill out government surveys and the 2030 census.
Published Thursday, the proposal suggests that “Race” and “Ethnicity,” which are currently treated as two separated questions, be combined into a single question. It will also create “Middle Eastern and North African” as a new response category to the single “Race and Ethnicity” question instead of including those two places of origin under the race category of “White,” as they are currently treated.
The United States has been collecting race and ethnicity data since the first census in 1790, but in 1977, it produced a policy that mandates a standard classification of collecting, keeping and presenting this data, which hasn’t been updated since 1997.
The Office of Management and Budget has been working since June to develop changes to this policy amid criticism that its definitions no longer adhere to how Americans view themselves.
According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, a growing number of U.S. residents find the current race and ethnicity categories on government forms confusing or they wish to see their own group reflected on the questionnaires.
“Our research has found that over time, there have been a growing number of people who do not identify with any of the official OMB race categories, and this means that an increasing number of respondents have been racially classified as ‘Some Other Race,'” it said. “In fact, in 2000 and in 2010, the ‘Some Other Race’ population, which was intended to be a small residual category, was the third largest race group.”
This issue has affected how Latinos self-identify on the government forms.
The census report states that the primary reason why “Some Other Race” constitutes such a large portion of the U.S. population is because Latinos and Hispanics do not identify with any of the OMB race categories. Members of the Afro-Caribbean and Middle Eastern and North African populations similarly identify as “Some Other Race” for the same reason, it said.
The proposal on Thursday said its reason for suggesting “Race” and “Ethnicity” be combined into one question is to reduce confusion and reduce the number of Hispanic and Latino respondents marking “Some Other Race.”
Concerning creating “Middle Eastern or North African” as its own new category, the proposal states that many of such respondents do not view themselves as “White” and that there have been calls for more than three decades to separate it from that racial demographic.
The Biden administration is seeking input on these changes and the public will have 75 days from Friday when the proposal is officially published online to offer their suggestions.
“We are committed to a full, transparent revision process, guided by input from the American people,” Karin Orvis, chief statistician of the United States within the Biden administration, said Thursday in a statement.
“Your participation in this process will play a critical role in helping us improve the way federal agencies safely and accurately collect and use information on the race and ethnicity of our diverse America.”
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“According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, a growing number of U.S. residents find the current race and ethnicity categories on government forms confusing or they wish to see their own group reflected on the questionnaires.”,,,,no indeed, most Americans are sick and tired of being grouped and boxed into political categories that just become the very precursors of prejudice and discrimination they propose to eliminate. The very acts of politicians creating categories and subcategories of humanity based upon subhuman desires for division, with the intentions to divide and manipulate social outcomes is the most basic of causes we suffer from racial division these days. Government has about as much business being in charge of incompetently defining our races and ethnicities as they are successful in determining our genders. They have NO BUSINESS whatsoever. The beginning of government political injections into our body politics of race and gender was the beginning of the dividing of all people along lines of division that can only lead to the destruction of our humanity, and the creation of a civilization of evil clones lead by a revenge of the Socialist Siths.
Humanity Rule for survival Number 1 – Never allow another to define who and what you are, or what you are capable of becoming, especially if doing so enhances THEM at the diminishment of YOU.
First thing i wanna know, is WHAT exactly is it making all those folks “Feel the categories are confusing”/??
Besides male and female, there are 72 other genders, which include the following:
Agender: A person who does not identify themselves with or experience any gender. Agender people are also called null-gender, genderless, gendervoid, or neutral gender.
Abimegender: Associated with being profound, deep, and infinite. …
Adamas gender: A gender that is indefinable or indomitable. …
Aerogender: Also called evaisgender, this gender identity changes according to one’s surroundings. etc etc etc
They are now attenpting to do the same with race that they would confuse us now with gender bending.
I don’t feel it has my Identity either. I’m on the west coast and I don’t identify with the east coast, they need to add a new race for that too.
Like everything Biden lies and misinformation, you can tell by the way they criticize everyone one for that and not themselves.
Wonder if ever considered actually putting the real definition of race in their choices. Of course that wouldn’t allow the promotion of segregation by the Democrats.
Obviously no Sense in their contrived Census, where the check box called HUMAN Race is never offered. as a choice, or even a box called “none of your business”. Now we have 5 black law breaking cops in Memphis, murdering a fleeing law breaking black victim, followed by mobs of law breaking black protesters,,,,Sounds like a Democrat winning trifecta to me which always wins for the Democrats when they first dupe, then dope, then train, and then bet on the dark horses with vote gleaning racial social division their winning prize bet on. It’s April 4, 1968 at the Memphis Loraine Hotel all over again, with MLK standing on the balcony, but this time not a white person anywhere near the scene of the crime, In this Trifecta you can bet your shorts Al Sharpton along with Jesse Jackson who WAS there for MLK, will be there again as the one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready and again there they go, as not only the winners of this modern trifecta of terror, but the ones who trained the drugged horses and built the track. It’s been 55 years since they shot MLK, and the violence under such Democrat led social insanity just coninues to rise to new heights. The times have changed but the color of the victims and name of their leading Democrat party remain the same.
I’d LOVE a “none of your god damn business” option!!
Jesse Jackson said he held the dying King and wore a sweater with King’s blood back in Chicago. Ralph Abernathy said his story was a lie and he was not there at that time. When Jackson ran for president, Abernathy was silent.
Yeah, let’s get everybody properly classified so there aren’t any hurt feelings and so there aren’t any unfounded charges of any pronoun crime.
Here’s your sign: STUPID
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How about readding citizenship question. States have a right to know how many illegals are in their state now that Biden has opened our southern border
How can you tell anymore who is a citizen,,,first they claim each person can self-identify their sex and gender,,,now for redistribution of wealth opportunity you can SELFISHLY Self-identify as what ever race you want to be, like Pocahontas and Obama did to get free University education,,,Obama even changed his name and applied for Scholarships as a son of his Mothers Indonesian Father,,,apparently according to Joe and his Obama legions of government planted 5th columists, people can self-identiy as citizens and immediately drain all our social services, designed for and paid for by LEGAL American citizens.,,,,and still, nobody goes to jail for the majority of the Democrat sponsored social theft????? Their whole party should be dessignated as TERRORIST, and criminal. THE PEOPLE not the government should be allowed to define Race and Gender. Nothing but mischief begins when the incompetent government wealth redistributors step in it.
IF ANYTHING, they should require a copy of your US BIRTH CERTIFICATE, to validate the ‘you are a citizen” part…
This administration plays the Race Card so many times, they must have a deck of 52 race cards and nothing else.
They also have the trans card, the whammen card, and mudslime cards too..