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Author Prewitt, Kenneth.
Title What is your race? : the census and our flawed efforts to classify Americans / Kenneth Prewitt.
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2013.
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 Floor2  E184.A1 .P725 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 271 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-262) and index.
Contents Introduction and overview -- Classification before counting: the statistical races -- The compromise that made the republic and the nation's first statistical race -- Race science captures the prize, the U.S. Census -- How many white races are there? -- Racial justice finds a policy tool -- When you have a hammer: statistical races misused -- Pressures mount -- The problem of the twenty-first century is the problem of the color line as it intersects the nativity line -- Where are we exactly? -- Getting from where we are to where we need to be.
Subject Ethnicity -- United States -- Statistics.
United States -- Census -- History.
United States -- Population -- History.
Demography -- United States.
ISBN 9780691157030 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0691157030 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Standard # 40022545262
OCLC number 811778507