Census Bureau finally gets around to removing 'Negro' from surveys2/26/2013
The Census Bureau is finally joining the rest of the modern world and retiring the term "Negro" from its surveys. Going forward, census forms will use the more, um, non-regressive labels "black" or "African-American." (As long as "black" is appended with "person," "man, or "woman" — there's still something a bit creepily old-school about using it as a noun.) "For younger African-Americans, the term 'Negro' harkens back to the era when African-Americans were second-class citizens in this country," said Matthew Snipp, a sociology professor at Stanford University, to which literally every decent person in this country responded with a resounding, "Duh." [Source]
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