TITLE

CHOOSING TO BE MULTIRACIAL IN AMERICA: THE SOCIOPOLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE "CHECK ALL THAT APPLY" APPROACH TO RACE ADOPTED IN THE 2000 U.S. CENSUS

AUTHOR(S)
Walker, Alaina R.
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Berkeley La Raza Law Journal;2011, Vol. 21, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights the impact of the changes in language on the U.S. Census. It argues that the "check all that apply" change to the U.S. census created a psychological benefit of being able to self-identify as multi-racial. It discounts the fears that the change would be detrimental to existing affirmative action/minority funding initiatives.
ACCESSION #
63231778

 

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