2010 Census Form Uses Word “Negro”

Posted by | January 7, 2010 10:47 | Filed under: Top Stories

Questioning like it’s 1966, the 2010 census form includes the word “Negro” on question 9, where respondents are asked to identify race.


Census Bureau spokesman Jack Martin said the use of “Negro” was intended as a term of inclusion.


“Many older African-Americans identified themselves that way, and many still do,” he said. “Those who identify themselves as Negroes need to be included.”


The form was also approved by Congress more than a year ago, and the word has appeared on past forms.


The use of Negro began disappearing elsewhere with the civil rights movement of the 1960s, as black or African-American became the preferred terms.


Do they not believe that older citizens will know how to answer #9 unless that word is included?

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