Rosin, Hanna
January 1994
New Republic;1/3/94, Vol. 210 Issue 1, p12
The article discusses the challenges posed by the proposed creation of a multiracial category in the U.S. Multiracial activists have been lobbying the Census Bureau for a recognition through a separate box labeled multiracial. The proposed multiracial box would complicate how several affirmative action policies are enforced because no one knows how the multiracial would be counted for affirmative action programs. On the other hand, some multiracial activists oppose the decision of the Census Bureau to include the multiracial box in a 1996 test run.


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