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PostSubject: Census   2010-03-20, 23:31

I just got my census and I looked at number 9 asking for my race, and I was a little shocked to see the following options

Are you
Black, African American, or Negro.......... this was just one option.

It was hilarious for me to see this because I made a joke of it immediately. Then I decided to ask any other African Americans, does this option on number 9 offend you?
It offended my girl, and shes half black and white, but it was kind weird to see a question like that in 2010.
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PostSubject: Re: Census   2010-03-21, 00:22

Well what would you put if you were a white man born in South Africa? What would you answer then? African American or Caucasian?

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PostSubject: Re: Census   2010-03-21, 02:58

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Well what would you put if you were a white man born in South Africa? What would you answer then? African American or Caucasian?

Well, they have a box for white(instead of Caucasian) already, so nine times out of ten that person could either
check the box that says white and the one that says African American.

But where the African American box is, that person would be describing themselves as a black or Negro.

So 9/10 common sense for him would to be check off the white box.

Plus the Census is a US procedure so he should know to check white anyway because that's what he is as well as African American.

My point to this thread the word Negro is a term used in the Civil Right movement and the word was considered a racial slur to all Americans post civil rights movement.

Now I wasn't around back then, but if I was, it would be more insulting to see it in 2010.

(when you see the words African American the last thing a person would think is a someone white from South Africa)

I appreciate the reply. Didn't really think I would get one, so its really appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Census   2010-03-21, 03:36

This might make my point


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PostSubject: Re: Census   2010-03-21, 03:36

yeah. very odd. why would they put more than one word for black or african american, or whatever they choose. negro especially. obviously the word is outdated and less preferred.
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