Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Census

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The other day when filling out the census for the first time in my dorm, I realized how much of a majority of the information was racially based. In fact, in my mind, the main question that I remember answering was in regards to my racial background. Once I answered this question, I was basically done. As I was thinking, it just hit me once again how far we are from being a society in which race doesn’t matter for anything. If race were unimportant, something that is so highly emphasized by our government as being important would not be so severely based on race. I understand how important the census is for understanding the status of the population and thusly helping the government remain effective, but I just feel like a day where race would not be a part of this discussion is a fair summary of the target that we have as a nation that desires to be equal. Its depressing how far off we are.

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Written by iAnsw3R

April 9, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Part of the problem is that while everyone wants to be treated the same, many minority groups still want to be recognized as that minority. I have a few Hispanic friends who were offended by the fact that they were no longer listed as a race on the census, they are now considered an ethnicity. There are too many differences in what people ultimately want and there is no pleasing everyone.

    devaio24

    April 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm


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