Edward Telles

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.”
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