View Recorded Sessions: State of Hispanic Race and Ethnicity
In September 2017, CRGE held a symposium titled the State of Hispanic Race and Ethnicity: Census 2020 Changes and Implications for Addressing Social Inequality. The event convened a distinguished group of thought leaders, scholars, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers whose collective expertise contributed to the national conversation on implications of proposed 2020 Census changes to the race/ethnicity question.
Over one hundred people attended and engaged in this intellectual and politically challenging conversation. If you were not able to attend and would like to view a recording of the sessions, please visit this page on the CRGE website. You can also read about the conference in the following GRADTERP article. Pictures can be viewed on the CRGE Facebook page.
A special thanks to our event co-sponsors: College of the Arts and Humanities-DRIF award, Center for Global Migration Studies, Critical Race Initiative, Department of Sociology, Department of Women’s Studies, The Graduate School’s Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion, Latin American Studies Center; Maryland Population Research Center; Office of Community Engagement; and US Latina/o Studies Program.
- OMB Memo on Ethical Accuracy for Civil Rights and 2020 Census
- 2020 Census Sign On Letter
- 2017 Hispanic Caucus Congressional Briefing Presentation
- Organizational Sign-on Letter re: Geospatial Data Restrictions and Racial Disparities
- MALDEF and Advancing Justice Sue Trump Administration, Challenging Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census - MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) and the Law Office of Robert P. Newman filed suit on behalf of 21 organizations and two individuals who say the Trump administration’s decision to add the citizenship question is motivated by racial animus.
- 2020 Census Complaint Against Adding Citizenship
Below are a few national resources also advocating the importance of cultural understanding as it affects the health and well-being of all Americans.
- Who Gets Counted and Why: Race, Ethnicity, and Latinxs
- The US Census Bureau Keeps Confusing Race and Ethnicity
- Sample Question Formats
- Flattening the Difference Between Hispanic Origin and Race?
- Should the 2020 Census Link Questions About “Race” [Color/Physical Appearance] to “Ethnicity” [National Origin/Ancestry]? Why We Need to Keep these Questions
Separate for Protecting Vulnerable Communities
- Measuring Race and Ethnicity Across the Decades: 1790-2010 From the U.S. Census
- What's your street race/gender? Why We Need Separate Questions on Hispanic Origin and Race for the 2020 Census
Nancy López, co-founder of the Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice at the RWJF Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, discusses potential new ways of measuring race and ethnicity for the 2020 Census.
- Smithsonian Showcase Video Presentation 2/19/15: What's your Street Race-Gender?
- The Census Is Still Trying To Find The Best Way To Track Race In America
- America’s Statistical Races
- Harris-Kojetin OMB Standards on Race Sep 9, 2011
- Dr. Nancy López, Ph.D. in Hola Cultura, Latino Arts and Culture, March 11, 2015, "Talk: The Complexity of Latino Identity and it's Consequences"