Unit 7 Why Do Americans Pay Attention to Race - Unit 7 Why...

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Unit 7 Why Do Americans Pay Attention to Race?
In Appalachia there is a group of people known as MelungeonsPeople mixed with white, black, and Native American ancestryIn the 1790 census they were registered as whiteIn the 1820 census they would have been considered ‘free colored’In the 1850 census they would have been considered ‘Mulatto’In the United StatesIn the 1790 census there was only three categoriesoBlack, White, and Other1890oBlack, Chinese, Indian (Native American), Mulatto, White1930oMexican was added2010oWhite; Black, African American, or Negro; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Other Asian;

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