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"New Faces in a Changing America is a comprehensive, penetrating, authoritative, and provocative examination of what it means to be multiracial in this country. With contributions by the leading thinkers, activists, and researchers on the subject, it admirably links theory and the powerful lived experiences of mixed-race people. This book will be the most important reference source on the subject for many years." -- James P. Allen, California State University, Northridge New Faces in a Changing America examines the multiracial experience, its history and the political issues and consequences surrounding biracial and multiracial identity, bringing together top names in the field to give readers cutting edge views and insights gained from contemporary research.
Chapter 6: Census 2000: Assessments in Significance
Census 2000: Assessments in Significance
For 9 1/2 years of every decade, most Americans forget completely about the census, but Census 2000 might prove to be an exception. When people years from now sit down to contemplate Census 2000, several questions might possibly come to mind. What was Census 2000? Was it an answer? A question? Was it perhaps both or, possibly, neither? What was the significance (or what were the multiple significances) of Census 2000 for that nebulous, amorphous, coalition of organizations purporting to constitute the “multiracial movement”? Why were Afro-American organizations and activists opposed to the goals of multiracial organizations and activists? Did partisan party politics have any connection to the debate over Census 2000? ...