It Took Until 2013 for the U.S. Census to Take the Word "Negro" Off Their Surveys
It's SHOCKING that in 2013, there are still major U.S. government branches that describe black people with the word "negro." Where the HELL have they been for the past SIX DECADES? Believe it or not, on the 2010 U.S. Census, when black people filled out their race, they checked a box that described them as, "black, African-American, or Negro."
The Census Bureau says they thought about getting rid of that last part for the 2010 census, but decided against it because older black people in the South still might identify with that term. Guess what? NO ONE still identifies with that term.
People protested, and this week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced they're finally taking "negro" off their surveys going forward.