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Race Question in US Census Draws Scrutiny, Criticism

When counting errors occur in data collection, the implications can be far-reaching. In the case of the U.S. Census Bureau, entire communities may be left underserved. Imagine, for a moment, you are a Latino living in the United States, and do not self-identify as either white or black. On the U.S. Census form, how would you identify yourself in question six — the one about race? Upon studying your options, you notice that Filipino, Korean and Vietnamese are considered races —...

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