Why the US Census Makes No Sense As a Measure of Race

How do we measure race in the United States?

You may think it’s as simple as looking at the United States Census – but when Riley J. Dennis looked into the history and current state of how the Census counts racial populations, she found some problems.

Find out what the problems are, who they’re hurting, and what needs to change for us to get accurate statistics and do justice to people of color who are affected by racism today. Knowing this info, what changes would you make to the Census?

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The Editors at Everyday Feminism



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Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website RileyJayDennis.com.