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Usdansky, 1992). Census Data on Mixed Race People Relying on self identification, the Census Bureau until 2000 required mixed-race people to choose an identity and required the parents of a mixed- 36 Mary C. Waters race child to choose for him or her. A growing number of people refused to choose, checked two or more boxes, or wrote in a mixed-race identity in the line called Other. The Census Bureau did not allow this choice to stand and reassigned these individuals whenever possible into a racial category.

S. ” Likewise, one can also say that increasing diversity increases the urgency for Whites to try to solve the many problems associated with race now. Had we developed a more mutually satisfactory and equitable relationship with Blacks, we might be better able to deal with the diversity the immigrants provide. Certainly we would not have to face the second and third paths of segmented assimilation outlined by Portes and Zhou, whereby Hispanic Americans, particularly Cubans, find themselves remaining within their ethnic enclave, and immigrants of Black race are faced with possible assimilation into the Black underclass (Portes and Zhou, 1993).

Urbana: University of Illinois Press. S. Bureau of the Census. 1992. Current Population Repirts, P25-1092, Population Projections of the United States by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1992–2050. S. Government Printing Office. S. Bureau of the Census. 2001a. Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin. Census 2000 Brief. C2KBR/01-1. Issued March 2001. 2001b. Profiles of General Demographic Characteristics. 2000 Census of Population and Housing: United States. Issued May 2001. ———. 2001c. Census 2000 Supplementary Survey Profile for United States.

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