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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 9: Check All That Apply: Trends and Prospectives among Asian-Descent Multiracials
Check All That Apply: Trends and Prospectives among Asian-Descent Multiracials
The “check all that apply” option for racial and ethnic delineation will now be available for the 2000 U.S. Census. Multiracial census respondents can now mark their multiple racial and ethnic ancestries without having to force-fit themselves into just one of the preexisting monoracially constructed categories defined by the U.s. Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Statistical Directive 15 established in 1977. Through sociopolitical efforts of organizing and lobbying, the “critical mass” of multiracial advocates (Root, 1996b) managed to convince the OMB to make this rather significant conceptual change. The check all that apply option will undoubtedly have important political implications for racial ...