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  • The Harvard Mimeograph

    by Dan Bouk

    The story of the 1920 census shows how difficult it can be to disentangle the methodology of the Census from the political impact of the results. 



  • Representation Suffers When We Give Up on Census

    by Karim Michel Tiro

    The abrogation of the census count, if it is allowed to happen, would harm our ability to make sound decisions. It also would mark a further erosion of that basic fairness that is essential to any democratic republic worthy of the name.



  • 100 years ago, Congress threw out results of the census

    by Walter Reynolds Farley

    Census 2020 is far from the first census to set off bitter political fights. One hundred years ago, results from Census 1920 initiated a decadelong struggle about how to allocate a state’s seats in Congress. 



  • Census drops term "Negro"

    The Census Bureau is finally dropping its century-old reference to black Americans as “Negros,” and adopting more modern-day lingo — “black” or “African American.”The change goes into effect next year, The Associated Press reports. That’s when the next American Community Survey is due for distribution to an estimated 3.5 million homes, AP reported.The use of Negro stems from 1900, when it replaced the term “colored,” AP reports. In the 1960s, blacks then began identifying themselves as “blacks,” or “African Americans.” Few nowadays use the term Negro at all, and many find it offensive, said Nicholas Jones, chief of the racial statistics branch at the Census Bureau, according to AP....