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The Civil Rights Law Society Presents: "What is Your Race? The Flawed Effort of the Census to Classify Americans."

Start/End Monday, March 04, 2013 12:10 PM EST -- 01:10 PM EST
Location Name JG 103

Former Census Director and current Professor and adviser Kenneth Prewitt of SIPA will discuss his upcoming book, What is Your Race? The Flawed Effort of the Census to Classify Americans (May 2013).  Have you ever wondered why the Census includes subgroups for some races and not others? How the Census has contributed to the legal construction of race? If there should be a separate race and ethnicity question?  How Latinos will be counted on the 2020 Census? Or why Arab Americans are identified as "White" on the Census? Come engage with Professor Prewitt on these questions and many more as the Civil Rights Law Society helps begin much needed discussion on the controversial issue of Census racial classifications. Contact: Carla Chow, cc3345@columbia.edu