Census Bureau dropping use of 'Negro' to describe black Americans in survey

The Census Bureau has announced that it will be removing the word "Negro"as a choice for one's ethnicity. The decision came after many community members

Many were unsettled by the word 'Negro' to describe a person's ethnicity.

Many were unsettled by the word 'Negro' to describe a person's ethnicity. (2/26/13)

BROOKLYN - The Census Bureau has announced that it will be removing the word "Negro"as a choice for one's ethnicity.

The decision came after many community members became upset that the 2010 survey had "Negro," next to "black" or "African-American."

New language will be on the survey forms next year.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 1 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
An attacker is treated by emergency services outside 2 4 dead in vehicle, knife attack near British Parliament
The convenience of getting eye exams at home 3 12 on Health: Mobile and online eye exams
4 Word on the Street: 'As Young As You Feel Day'
Every month, the borough recognizes the extraordinary service 5 Detective, firefighters honored as 'Heroes of the Month'

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE