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Your Choice: Nigger or Negro on 2010 Census

In Uncategorized on January 25, 2010 at 11:38 am

I do not self-identiy as AFRICAN American.
First, I’m simply an American. But for data/census purpose – Black or Negro will do just fine.
Yes, certainly, it is my prerogative to select a social constructed label that I willingly wish to self-identify. It is the same reason I identify as Humanist and do not identify as theist. Answer: Too many of us Negros are blind conformist afraid to question or think critically. Therefore, such folks are our terrorist who act in the name of blind conformism. Is this you?

Why the census uproar? Too many “colored” people are afraid to complete the 2010 census due to phobias instilled by ignorant African Americans. They say giving too much information – the MAN will know how to find you. Believe it or not, this is pervasive ideology within many African American communities.

Also, maybe the younger generation is so accustom to calling each other Nigger/Nigga that now Negro sounds derogatory. My people!

“A fiery blast from the past is conjuring controversy in the new millennium. The word “negro” is now featured on an official U.S. document and now many are questioning if the Census Bureau is being insensitive.

It’s a word that many African Americans associate with segregation, so imagine how shocked many were to see it on the 2010 U.S. census form.

“The fact that it’s 2010 and they’re still putting ‘negro,’ I am a little offended,” said Secaucus resident Dawud Ingram.

Question #9 on the this year’s census asks about your race. One of the boxes you can choose is “black,” “African American,” or “negro,” all placed next to the same box. Ingram said it’s not a word he uses to identify neither himself nor anybody else.

“African Americans haven’t been going by the term ‘negro’ for decades now. It’s really confusing,” he said.

But census officials disagree, saying they found some older African Americans identify themselves that way and they’re trying to be inclusive. In a statement, they said: “Results from the census in 2000 showed that a number of respondents provided a write-in response of ‘negro’ when answering the question on race.”

In fact, Congress approved the form more than a year ago. Newark resident Jabbar Ali can’t believe it.

“I thought it was something we left behind a long time ago – the word ‘negro,'” said Ali.

Chanou Wilshire said the census form doesn’t give her an option since it’s got “African American,” “black,” and “negro” next to the same box.

“It’s highly offensive,” she told CBS 2.

But not everyone is offended.

“How you define yourself I guess is subjective. But for me, that on a form doesn’t offend me at all,” said Brooklyn resident Tiffany Campbell.

Others don’t understand why the question of race has to come up on any form.

“I’m an American. What’s wrong with just being an American?” asked Newark resident Derri Gowns.

Census bureau officials said they’re preparing for the 2020 form, asking folks now in a questionnaire whether the word ‘negro’ should be removed. “

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  1. Recently, I found the 2010 Census form hanging on my door. As I began filling it out, I came across a dilemma. The U.S. government wants to know if my children are adopted or not and it wants to know what our races are. Being adopted myself, I had to put “Other” and “Don’t Know Adopted” for my race and “Other” and “Don’t Know” for my kids’ races.

    Can you imagine not knowing your ethnicity, your race? Now imagine walking into a vital records office and asking the clerk for your original birth certificate only to be told “No, you can’t have it, it’s sealed.”

    How about being presented with a “family history form” to fill out at every single doctor’s office visit and having to put “N/A Adopted” where life saving information should be?

    Imagine being asked what your nationality is and having to respond with “I don’t know”.

    It is time that the archaic practice of sealing and altering birth certificates of adopted persons stops.

    Adoption is a 5 billion dollar, unregulated industry that profits from the sale and redistribution of children. It turns children into chattel who are re-labeled and sold as “blank slates”.

    Genealogy, a modern-day fascination, cannot be enjoyed by adopted persons with sealed identities. Family trees are exclusive to the non-adopted persons in our society.

    If adoption is truly to return to what is best for a child, then the rights of children to their biological identities should NEVER be violated. Every single judge that finalizes an adoption and orders a child’s birth certificate to be sealed should be ashamed of him/herself.

    I challenge all readers: Ask the adopted persons that you know if their original birth certificates are sealed.

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