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Unformatted text preview: ethnicity, or custom: they are simply bound together by boarders. The 2000 Census does not make clear distinctions between race, nationality, and culture. Since information on the census is collected from multiple backgrounds, they are worded simply and are designed to avoid confusion. Simple color descriptions are used in place of race and nationality. 1 Tatsumi Being white classifies an individual to be of European decent. Being black classifies an individual to be of African American decent. The simplified terms create stereotype rather than diversity. Being white or black does not describe a person: It labels them into certain stereotypes. Rather than using simple terms, the country as a whole must educate themselves into using proper definitions and words to avoid generalization and stereotypes. Works Cited 2 Tatsumi Bland-Stewart, Linda M. "Definitions." The George Washington University, District of Columbia. Oct. 2007. 3...
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- Fall '08
- Washington, D.C., White American, Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, Otto Tatsumi Professor Linda M