'Slap In The Face'? Word 'Negro' Appears On 2010 Census Forms





The Census Bureau says it has included "Negro" as a way for individuals to classify their race in the 2010 Census because some older African-Americans wrote it on their forms in 2000.

But many African-Americans find it insulting.

-- "It's almost like a slap in the face," Nikyle Fitzgerald tells WTOL in Toledo.

-- "I am a little offended," Dawud Ingram says to WCBS-TV.

-- "It's a bad vibe word," Kevin Bishop says in the New York Daily News.


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Elizabeth Cregan - 1/8/2010

I have always been curious what would happen if we all just checked "other" and filled in "human". Really think about that