Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Damn Congress and the Census - Part 2

Part 1 is here.

So now we hear that if you put "American" on your Census form, the Census Bureau will "impute" your race. Huh.

Wonder how that would work for Tiger Woods. Or his kids. Or Obama. Just saying.

Here's part of the blog post in which the Census Bureau answers the question (BOLD is mine):

Actual Enumeration [Mark Krikorian]

I have a piece in today's USA Today distilling my Corner posts on answering "American" to the census race question. The editor, while writing the paper's own editorial on the subject (mine was the "opposing view"), called the Census Bureau yesterday and asked what they'd do with "American" responses. She was told, as I'd expected, that they'd just impute the race — i.e., make up their own answer based on various factors, like where you live.

I mean, come on. If they can gerrymander a district, what difference is your race to them?

H/T The Corner

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