The U.S. Census and Our Sense of Us

Code Switch : The U.S. Census and Our Sense of Us Image
Code Switch : The U.S. Census and Our Sense of Us Image

The U.S. Census and Our Sense of Us

The Census is so much more than cold, hard data. It’s about what we call ourselves, the ways we see ourselves and how we’re represented. On this episode we ask the former head of the Census bureau why he quit. We talk about how the Census helped create ‘Hispanic’ identity. And we talk through some of the proposed race and ethnicity categories that may show up on the 2020 questionnaire.