Special Alert 12

The Multiracial Activist Newsletter
Special Alert 12 – July 29, 1999


The Multiracial Activist Newsletter is an informational digest of news, events, new websites and other information of interest to the interracial/multiracial/transracial adoptee community. Published irregularly, with special alerts as news items warrant. The Multiracial Activist Newsletter is registered with the Library of Congress, Washington, DC – ISSN: 1522-6905. Past newsletters and alerts are archived at http://www.multiracial.com/newsletter.html.

Special Alert 12
July 29, 1999
Editor, James A. Landrith, Jr.
http://www.multiracial.com/
email: racial_politics@hotmail.com



The following stories have run in the national media recently regarding multiracials and the 2000 Census. The first story marks a dramatic change in racial categories for the next Census. The Multiracial Activist will release a statement on this new policy in the coming days. For now, familiarize yourself with what is being said about our community and feel free to provide your own comments to the email address above. If the any of the links listed below are malfunctioning, they are all available at: http://www.multiracial.com/news/1999news.html

Census reveals new ethnic category
by Louinn Lota (Associated Press)
http://www.boston.com/dailynews/210/nation/Census_reveals_new_ethnic_cate:.shtml
(July 29, 1999)

*The next story is a reprint from the Orange County Register and originally ran in April of this year.*
Census to mark changing U.S.
by Andre Mouchard (Detroit Free Press)
http://www.freep.com/news/nw/dracial29.htm
(July 29, 1999)

Census nods to new views of ethnicity
by Laurent Belsie (Christian Science Monitor)
http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1999/07/28/p1s2.htm
(July 28, 1999)

‘Race’ is a crude category at best
by Laurent Belsie (Christian Science Monitor)
http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1999/07/28/p4s2.htm
(July 28, 1999)

Yours in Struggle,

James A. Landrith, Jr.
Editor & Publisher
The Multiracial Activist
http://www.multiracial.com


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