Perspectives on Race

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Latinos Boycott

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A Latino political figure is trying to get undocumented immigrants to boycott the U.S. census next year because the Obama administration has failed to address the issue of their status. Because the amount of federal and state aid allocated to cities is dependent on population, the boycotting Latinos believe that by decreasing the population of big cities dramatically, non-Hispanics will feel the economic repercussions and be coerced into action.

Here is the link to the 2010 U.S. Census form:

http://2010.census.gov/2010census/pdf/2010_Questionnaire_Info_Copy.pdf

Oddly enough, even though they have a whole question dedicated to identifying the nationality of any Hispanic person, they do not even consider Hispanic as a race. The Latino population is the largest minority population in the country. Why can’t they have their own category?

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Written by larosa29

October 13, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Yeah, I definitely think Hispanic should be a race. This reminds me of chapter 3 in American Apartheid where “black and white” Hispanics are taken out of the data because it would complicate things otherwise. Why ignore such a large amount of the population instead of just naming it a race so it makes sense from them to not be included in the study?

    erom13

    October 13, 2009 at 10:15 pm

  2. I do not understand why its not already a race, I defiantly consider them to be one. In order to discuss the rights of these people they have to be considered a race.

    samhag

    October 15, 2009 at 1:43 am

  3. I believe it is actually a federal offense to avoid the census, so that raises a number of issues for them. For another issue, this is probably one of the dumbest issues of all time. If there is less aid allocated to federal and state levels then the hardest hit people will be those at the bottom.

    ahartzog

    October 15, 2009 at 3:27 pm


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