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The United States has a racially and ethnically diverse population. The United States Census officially recognizes six racial categories: White American, Black or African American, Indian and Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and people of two or more races; a category called ...


Five minimum categories for data on race; Two categories for data on ethnicity. Respondents to federal data collections are permitted to report more than one race, and are asked to report both race and ethnicity. Race Categories. American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of  ...


Jan 23, 2018 ... The U.S. Census Bureau must adhere to the 1997 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards on race and ethnicity which guide the Census Bureau in classifying written responses to the race question: White – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, ...


Apr 8, 2015 ... After publication, we received several inquiries about the definitions applicable to each of the racial and ethnic categories. The purpose of this Notice is to identify the OMB Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity, which provides guidance on such questions.


Feb 15, 2018 ... Race and Ethnicity Datasets. 1991 National Race and Politics Survey. The 1991 National Race and Politics Survey was a nationwide telephone survey carried out by the Survey Research Center of the University of California, Berkeley. Respondents were asked questions about welfare, race relations, ...


Nov 30, 2017 ... White people in the U.S. may be asked to check off boxes about their ethnic background if the White House approves a proposal to change how the government collects race and ethnicity data.


How easy is it to group people into “races” based on appearance? What about using individual traits? Does everybody classify the same way? Try your hand at " sorting" individuals and see if it matches how people think of themselves. Or explore how we might sort people by physical traits. Activities require the Flash 6  ...


Jun 18, 2015 ... The Census Bureau is experimenting with new ways to ask Americans about their race or origin in the 2020 census – including not using the words “race” or “ origin” at all. Instead, the questionnaire may tell people to check the “categories” that describe them. Census officials say they want the questions ...


Mar 14, 2014 ... Many communities, including Hispanics, Arabs and people of mixed race, have said they're unsure of how to identify themselves on census forms.