Friday, September 30, 2011
Hispanics: Helping White People be Whiter in Numbers. You're Welcome!
The 2010 census changed in format to emphasize "Hispanic" as an ethnicity, not a race. Latinos where still ambivalent, since 1980's when checking which box of ethnicity applied to them. Often they'd turn to the "other race" box instead. This resulted in a 6% increase in Americans who considered themselves white as counted by the census. Read the whole article via Boston Globe here:
White spray tanners take heart: there is hope the "citrus" option for race or ethnicity will be available for your orangeness by next census.