What The New Census Data Shows About Race Depends On How You Look At It

Posted on AllSides August 13th, 2021
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Over the past decade, the United States continued to grow more racially and ethnically diverse, according to the results of last year's national head count that the U.S. Census Bureau released this week.

There are many ways to slice the data and change how the demographic snapshot looks.

Since the 2000 count, participants have been able to check off more than one box when answering the race question on census forms. But breakdowns of the country's racial and ethnic makeup often don't reflect a multiracial population that has increased by 276% since the...

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