Census Changes Proposed

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For many Americans, filling out census questions on race and ethnicity can spark a sort of identity crisis. The categories don't always reflect how people define themselves. The Census Bureau is hoping to address that issue -- and improve the accuracy of its counts -- by updating its survey categories. We'll discuss the bureau's recent recommendations -- which include a controversial proposal that would change the way Hispanics are classified.

Guests:

Tomas Jimenez, assistant professor of sociology at Stanford University

Luis Fraga, professor in the department of political science and director of the Diversity Research Institute at the University of Washington

Dowell Myers, professor and director of the Population Dynamics Research Group at the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development

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