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- Sep 2016
The 2010 census showed 1.2 million Latinos who identified as black, or 2.5 percent of the Hispanic population.
thats crazy... i never realized this
At a time when many multiracial Americans are proudly asserting their mixed-race identity, many Latinos, an overwhelmingly blended population with Indian, European, African and other roots, are sidestepping or ignoring questions of race.
Since people keep assuming and getting things wrong, some latinos try to ignore the question of race in order to stop the disagreements.
they are wrestling with how to get more Latinos to pick a race. In 2010, they tested different wording in questions and last year they held focus groups, with a report on the research scheduled to be released by this summer.
Why do they want to force latinos to pick one race?? There are so many different microcultures and sub groups that latinos are included in, the Census would have to add so many more options.