The US Census Bureau published a surprising finding in its announcement of the 2020 census results in August: the number of Americans who identify as multiracial up 276 percent over the past decade. On the other hand, depending on how you count, the percentage of Americans who identify as white either up 2 percent – or down 9 percent.
Racial identity is not always easy to identify through checkboxes. For this reason, we hope to speak to Americans who either feel that the census does not fully capture their racial identity or identify as a member of one or more racial and ethnic groups. To be sure, that can mean a lotAs every person has a unique background and culture that makes his or her story special, we are particularly interested in speaking to people who feel that their racial identity is different from what they are at the census must indicate is separated, people who have changed their racial or ethnic identity in the past decade and multiracial people with some white ancestry.
Here are some examples of experiences that interest us: Are you an Arab American or an Iranian American, but forced to check “white” at the census? Or were you born to parents who identify with different racial groups? Do you have Has changed your racial or ethnic identity over the past decade? Finally, why still can’t categorize exactly how you identify yourself? We’re interested in extracting this and how America’s racial categories have changed over time – especially what that means for our growing population. That’s why we want to hear from you. Fill out the survey below and tell us about yourself, your family, and how you would categorize and describe your racial identity. Sharing your thoughts with us can help guide our coverage of America’s changing racial demographics. We can also reach out to you with follow-up questions to learn more about how you feel about racial identity. We are happy to hear from them