“The Little Things”

Race as Social Problem or Social Phenomenon? Understanding Racial Identities from an Asian/White Perspective

Pamela Devan Boston University

In 2000, for the first time, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the US allowed individuals to identify with more than one race for the census, despite a highly-contested debate.  In 2000 census, 2.4% of the population (6,826,228 individuals) identified as being from “two or more races”, while in the 2010 census, 2.91% of the population (9,009,073) did the same.


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