Seen on Twitter – race lunacy

It keeps getting crazier. Martin Luther King must be spinning in his grave.


Pew Research Center’s 2021 National Survey of Latinos explored four approaches to measuring racial identity – the Census Bureau’s two-question method; an assessment of how respondents believe others see them when passing them on the street (street race); an open-ended question asking respondents to describe their race and origin in their own words; and self-assessed skin color. Responses across all these measures do not necessarily align – a respondent may indicate their race is White in the Census Bureau’s method but also indicate their street race is Latino (and not White). These differences in responses reflect the nuances of racial identity, contextual factors and the experiences associated with them. This chapter explores these four alternative measures and the responses of Latino adults.

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4 Responses to Seen on Twitter – race lunacy

  1. geoffg12 says:

    Having worked with paints, I must expand the color range for Pantone from 1-10 to 50-60.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Pa Hermit says:

    Technically, white is the absence of color and black is all colors. Or is it the opposite? In the winter I am a 1 in the scale above, and in the summer a 4. But on Halloween, I can be a 10! Sometimes, numbers can be so confusing. When I was married, my ex thought I was 10 (positive), when I was divorced I became a another 10 (negative). That’s why I try like Hell not to judge anyone.


  3. jeans2nd says:

    May we have a Pantone for the American race, affectionately aka Mutts?
    It’s been nearly 250 years. Shirley by now Americans are a race, mais oui?

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