The Census Bureau send you the packet yet? You know the one where they ask you 99 questions about everyone living in your household.
Well, in case you didn’t get it, the questionnaire has one question on it that asks are you black, African American or NEGRO.
Now, some people are pissed and are voicing their opinions on the controversial moniker.
The Census Bureau said that it used the term in 2000 and it was okay. They said that older people prefer the term “negro” and they identify with it because they used it in their “day.” Others say, well if we’re going to use antiquated terminology to make everyone comfortable, why didn’t they add “colored” to the list?
And that one may have helped Hispanics get out there and start filling out the survey, but they are scared they’ll be deported for checking Hispanic. So, there’s a whole nation of Hispanics that are NOT handing in their surveys.
So whether you are a colored, black, negro, African American or not, you all may be way more outnumbered by them than you previously thought.
Read the full controversy over the other “n” word here. But before you read any further into this tired topic, please check out what Mr. Smokey Robinson has to say on the topic: