Checking “the box” (The Census)

Chang-rae Lee tells about his hesitancy to check “the box”.  What is the census really telling us?

Watch this video and tell me what you think?

I filled out the census and have many interesting conversations with friends. Some of the common questions we’ve been discussing include:

What is the difference between race and ethnicity?
Why don’t Caucasians have the opportunity to mark their background as Scottish, German, etc.?
Why would Latinos have the opportunity to mark their specific ethnic background, but their race is now considered “white”?
Would you ever consider writing in a new category such as “American”?

What did you think of the census? What did you mark and why?

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