Checking race in 2010?

The current check-all-that-apply scheme allows government agencies to count someone who checks, say, both the white and the black box solely as black. As Naomi Zack wrote in “American Mixed Race: The U.S. 2000 Census and Related Issues” this is America’s new one-drop rule. That said, whether you consider yourself multiracial or no, would you seriously consider not checking the race and ethnicity boxes come the next census — especially if the law prohibited a government bureaucrat from allocating your questionnaire to a racial category?

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