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Old 04-29-2005, 12:15 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Cehua
Originally Posted by Who Me?
According to the US government there are 5 main races:

American Indian or Alaskan Indian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

and 2 main ethnicities:

Non Hispanic/Latino

The ethnicity question should always be asked first, then the race question.

(I work in public health, and have to deal with this stuff ALL the time.)
Exactly. I used to work for the BOC so although I did not do enumerations this stuff was common knowledge for the people who worked there. Sadly, so many people actually think it is a "race."
I would have to check on this, but I thought that it WAS considered a race until fairly recently.
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