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.)
Originally Posted by Who Me?
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."
Originally Posted by Cehua
I would have to check on this, but I thought that it WAS considered a race until fairly recently.
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