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Alison Claire Burnette Sociology 101 Chapter 11 – Critical Thinking 1. What do you think about the government choice regarding race and ethnicity categories of the next census form? Keeping in mind their usage, do you think asking those questions is necessary or valid? Why or why not? I do think that it is necessary to ask questions about race and ethnicity on the census. Otherwise, how would the government be able to track the diversity that is found in this country. At the same time, I do think that people should have the option to answer such questions. I also agree that a multiracial category should be added to the census – especially with increased numbers of interracial marriages and the resulting children. “Today, people are more willing to define themselves as multiracial” (pg. 306). In the 2000 census form, about 7 million people checked two or more racial categories. At the same time, however, “many racially mixed people experience difficulty with their racial identity” (pg. 306). This is why I believe that people should have an option to answer
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