Census Asks ‘Are You a Negro?’ (Video)

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:

2 thoughts on “Census Asks ‘Are You a Negro?’ (Video)”

  1. 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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