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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