Talk:Race and ethnicity in the United States Census

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Map for 2000 census[edit]

File:800px-US Census 2000 race definitions Australia Sudan Afghan.PNG
The race of people based on their ancestral country of origin. This is the country race categorization that was used for the 2000 U.S. Census.
The countries from which White Americans claim their ancestry.

I've removed both maps for now (see at right). Top one was the one originally on the article and the bottom is the one that was being used to replace it. They seem to be WP:OR and poorly sourced in both cases, but the top one has better sources on the file page. I am unfamiliar with the image policies on original research. Looking for comments on the maps, their veracity, etc. Or do we even need a map? If there's a problem with the original one, why not just fix it? Other discussions of these maps can be found here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. EvergreenFir (talk) 06:48, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

How to fill in the form of the census[edit]

Hello, I didn't find in the article how US citizens have to fill in the form. If I am an American, and have to indicate for the census my 'race', can I put in anything I like? Are there sanctions if I fill in the 'wrong' race? And how do authorities prove that I have a different race? --Ziko (talk) 21:00, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

The Census instructions are important because they indicate how data on this issue is gathered in the United States, and, yes, they should definitely be linked from this article and explained in the article text. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 21:33, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Crazy passage[edit]

What i up with this section: "During the past 50 years, "race" has been scientifically proven to not be a real, natural phenomenon"" If anything the past 50 years have taught us there112.198.83.169 (talk) 06:33, 26 November 2015 (UTC) are more races than we thought!

Hispanic-Only ethnicity in the world[edit]

I was curious why America thinks Hispanic is the only ethnicity in the world? I mean, there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of ethnicities. I am Germanic. My wife is Bisayan. Why are there no slots for that? That seems like bigotry and racism on the part of the US government. Favoring Hispanics.... (talk) 07:08, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

America, of course, does not think that Hispanic is the only ethnicity in the world. As the lead section of the Race and ethnicity in the United States article says, though, Hispanic and Latino Americans are a racially diverse ethnicity that composes the largest minority group in the nation. Some more info is available here. Also see the Census 2010 section of this article. Wtmitchell (talk) (earlier Boracay Bill) 11:49, 26 November 2015 (UTC)