Moving Back to Jamaica

A blog about my Move Back to Jamaica after 20+ years of living in the US. Most of the articles focus on the period from 2005-2009 when the transition was new, and at it's most challenging.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Filling Out the US Census

There are some powerful reasons to fill out the US census by including your Caribbean ancestry, and I won't go into them here.

But here's a useful image of how the form can be completed:



At 3/24/2010 1:37 PM, Blogger tmcfarlane said...

Thanks for this, Francis. It is really important to defray the fear folks feel about the Census. I wonder, though, if they will count both responses to that question. Since the question doesn't say, "check all that apply", I worry that checking "Black, etc" AND specifying "Some Other Race" might render the resonse null or if they might select the first answer given. I hope not, because the response illustrated is a good way to get Caribbean nationals who are of African (or other) ancestry, counted in both categories.

At 3/24/2010 1:39 PM, Blogger tmcfarlane said...

Ooopsey - yes it DOES allow for more than one answer. I messed mine up then. Thanks to you, others won't!

At 4/09/2010 2:07 PM, Blogger Ruth said...

I also didn't specify 'Jamaican' because I thought that 'Black/African-American/Negro' and 'Some other race' were mutually exclusive categories. Ah well. =(

-Ruth Rose

At 6/27/2010 8:51 AM, Blogger Shukura Li said...

I really dont understand why one would tick the box thAT SAys: black etc when it ends in negro

im baffled that your advicing people to tick that box


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