Census Bureau Will Use Paint Samples for Race Category in 2020

Written by Rizoh. Posted in Chin Check

Published on March 26, 2010 with 6 Comments

Robert Groves, the director of U.S. Census Bureau, appeared on C-Span today to talk about the 2010 Census. He responded to a call from a woman who was upset offended by the racial designations on the census form, specifically the use of the word “negro.” Groves apologized for the old-timey word, then proceeded to blame its inclusion on black people.

Apparently, the Census Bureau conducted a survey 30 million years ago and discovered that black people preferred the word “negro” over terms such as “Afro-Ams,” “Negroids” and “Jungle Bunny.” Now that they realize how offensive the term is, Groves swears that the they’ll strike it from the census form in 2020.

Here’s the diplomatic speak translation:

“The intent of every word on the race and ethnicity questions is to be as inclusive as possible so that all of us could see a word here that rings a bell for us. It was not to be offensive, and again I apologize on that. My speculation is that, in 2020, that word will disappear, and there are going to be other words that are going to change.”

They’ll use paint samples instead. Just pick the one that most represents your skin color.

TRU

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  1. These fools stay trying to piss some one off.

  2. These fools stay trying to piss some one off.

  3. I actually prefer the term jungle bunny, it makes us seem playful and lively lol nah I think the deeper intent was to make people not want to fill it out, Amerikkka doesn’t care what black folks have to say and never will.

  4. I actually prefer the term jungle bunny, it makes us seem playful and lively lol nah I think the deeper intent was to make people not want to fill it out, Amerikkka doesn’t care what black folks have to say and never will.

  5. Recently, I found the 2010 Census form hanging on my door. As I began filling it out, I came across a dilemma. The U.S. government wants to know if my children are adopted or not and it wants to know what our races are. Being adopted myself, I had to put “Other” and “Don’t Know Adopted” for my race and “Other” and “Don’t Know” for my kids’ races.

    Can you imagine not knowing your ethnicity, your race? Now imagine walking into a vital records office and asking the clerk for your original birth certificate only to be told “No, you can’t have it, it’s sealed.”

    How about being presented with a “family history form” to fill out at every single doctor’s office visit and having to put “N/A Adopted” where life saving information should be?

    Imagine being asked what your nationality is and having to respond with “I don’t know”.

    It is time that the archaic practice of sealing and altering birth certificates of adopted persons stops.

    Adoption is a 5 billion dollar, unregulated industry that profits from the sale and redistribution of children. It turns children into chattel who are re-labeled and sold as “blank slates”.

    Genealogy, a modern-day fascination, cannot be enjoyed by adopted persons with sealed identities. Family trees are exclusive to the non-adopted persons in our society.

    If adoption is truly to return to what is best for a child, then the rights of children to their biological identities should NEVER be violated. Every single judge that finalizes an adoption and orders a child’s birth certificate to be sealed should be ashamed of him/herself.

    I challenge all readers: Ask the adopted persons that you know if their original birth certificates are sealed.

  6. Recently, I found the 2010 Census form hanging on my door. As I began filling it out, I came across a dilemma. The U.S. government wants to know if my children are adopted or not and it wants to know what our races are. Being adopted myself, I had to put “Other” and “Don’t Know Adopted” for my race and “Other” and “Don’t Know” for my kids’ races.

    Can you imagine not knowing your ethnicity, your race? Now imagine walking into a vital records office and asking the clerk for your original birth certificate only to be told “No, you can’t have it, it’s sealed.”

    How about being presented with a “family history form” to fill out at every single doctor’s office visit and having to put “N/A Adopted” where life saving information should be?

    Imagine being asked what your nationality is and having to respond with “I don’t know”.

    It is time that the archaic practice of sealing and altering birth certificates of adopted persons stops.

    Adoption is a 5 billion dollar, unregulated industry that profits from the sale and redistribution of children. It turns children into chattel who are re-labeled and sold as “blank slates”.

    Genealogy, a modern-day fascination, cannot be enjoyed by adopted persons with sealed identities. Family trees are exclusive to the non-adopted persons in our society.

    If adoption is truly to return to what is best for a child, then the rights of children to their biological identities should NEVER be violated. Every single judge that finalizes an adoption and orders a child’s birth certificate to be sealed should be ashamed of him/herself.

    I challenge all readers: Ask the adopted persons that you know if their original birth certificates are sealed.

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