Census Bureau changes term used to designate race

February 26, 2013

The Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans in surveys. The chief of the agency's racial statistics branch says months of public feedback and census research concluded that few black Americans still identify with that designation and view the term as offensive and outdated. Census forms now will use "black" or "African-American."

9 Weeks of Giving, Donate Now!