Posted: Jan 9, 2013 3:22 PM by Jessica Holley - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Jan 9, 2013 6:46 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - There may be some new changes to the 2020 Census. Right now the U.S. Census Bureau is looking into reclassifying Hispanic as a race rather than an ethnicity.
In the 2010 Census, Hispanics were able to check any race, but were defined as Hispanic in origin. The elimination of the the "Hispanic in origin" question has many Latino groups upset about the potential change. Community leaders we spoke with today say Hispanics like being able to check the separate ethnicity question, so they can specify their nationality.
The idea could cause the largest change to the census since 2000 when citizens were able to check more than one race. The president of the local chapter of LULAC says counting Hispanics as a race may throw off the numbers.
"Is it skewing numbers? Yes, because then some of the people with ethnic backgrounds might consider themselves white, black and some Hispanic," says Dr, Nick Adame, LULAC Council 1 President.
Share your thoughts on Facebook and in our poll - Should the U.S. Census consider Hispanics a race, not ethnicity, in 2020 forms?
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