USA Today article discusses White House push for change
According to a recent article published in USA Today, President Obama is making a push to change the race categories in the upcoming census starting as soon as 2020. While many recent changes in EEO/AA laws may be controversial and generate significant debate, this one really shouldn't. In the current census structure, people of Middle Eastern decent are classified as white. This simply doesn't make sense and was apparently done for a myriad of political reasons. Perhaps, now is the time to begin making the change to what is a more accurate and logical system of race identification.
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