Increasingly, more Latinos say they don’t fit in Census boxes
- August 20, 2021
- Edward Telles, sociology, KPBS, Aug. 20, 2021 (Audio)
The growing number of people with Latino or Hispanic origins marking “some other race”
shows the limits of the census to accurately reflect people’s racial experiences,
said Edward Telles, a sociology [Distinguished] professor at UC Irvine. “Why should
there be a ‘some other race’ category?” Telles asked. “Why isn't there a Latino category?
… “The traditional way was that race was how people differ by physical features, and
ethnicity was people with cultural differences,” Telles said. “Well, we know that
there's really a lot of overlap between those.”
For the full story, please visit https://www.kpbs.org/news/2021/aug/20/latinos-fit-census-2020-boxes/.