Talk:Historical racial and ethnic demographics of the United States

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Asian Pacific Islanders[edit]

I understand that historically Pacific Islander Americans were combined with Asian Americans, but this has not always been the case, with at some point Pacific Islanders not counted as a specific designation at all, and more recently separately. Therefore, perhaps this should be reflected in the article.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 23:23, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

If you want to make some changes, go ahead, but I think that it might be better to keep these two groups together in order to better compare historical population trends. Futurist110 (talk) 08:03, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Bold... bold everywhere[edit]

Why are the tables bolded? Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 11:30, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Do you have any proposals and/or ideas on how to fix this? If so, please do whatever you need to do, since I (unfortunately) don't know how to fix this. Futurist110 (talk) 08:01, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Visuals?[edit]

This is the sort of article that could be greatly assisted by the use of graphs showing, for example, how the proportions varied over the years. Anybody? --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 18:03, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Let me try doing something in a couple of days. I'm not sure if I will be able to upload a graph on to Wikipedia, but I can try. Futurist110 (talk) 08:02, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Reference Section Review[edit]

Many links are largely useless now as the Bureau of the Census has cut funding for its online resources on historical data from 1790-1990. Does anyone know how to access these materials? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Funsonian (talkcontribs) 18:21, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

US grammatical standards for percentage notation[edit]

All articles pertaining to the US need to be written using US English. Accordingly, it is absolutely, positively, 100.000% incorrect -- incorrect with certainty to at least three decimal places -- to give percentage figures in the form (50,0%), as they are in this article. That is not how a percentage is written *in* the US, and it is not how a percentage will be written *about* the US. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.132.173.40 (talk) 21:38, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

To whomever keeps adding new, incorrectly-formatted statistics, thank you very much for contributing to Wikipedia! Please remember that America is an independent nation, and that cultural sensitivity must be in full force whenever graphical standards differ between nations that share a language. Please format all percentages in the future in the form (50.27%), instead of the incorrect, UK-styled notation (50,27%). Thanks again! SvenrikRoughhauser (talk) 20:32, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

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Profound bias[edit]

Especially since bogus statistics showed up on a racist Make American White Again flyer on the U of M Ann Arbor campus http://www.wnem.com/story/36526242/racist-flyers-found-on-university-of-michigan-campus, this page has to be fixed.

Before doing so I am appealing to those working on it already. The article needs to state at the top that historical racial and ethnic demographics as documented in the Census were and are flawed. For one thing, Native Americans were excluded for decades. And for instance in 1840 color was left to the judgment of the census taker, and as a result historians recognize this particular census as the most egregiously inaccurate. Even today ethnicity questions are flawed, mixing ethnicity, nationality, leaving most nationalities out, etc. We need the census, but it continues to reflect the history of the US as an imperial power that emerged from a settler colony.

My text could easily go at the top of the page. I'll put it there after I can read any other input from editors.

--Katewill (talk) 21:45, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

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