Phillip Keys, Milpitas, CA. I am white & grew up in a largely white part of Santa Clara County in California. However, after living in Japan for nearly 10 years, I now live in Milpitas, a city in which “minorities” are the majority, namely 62% Asian per the 2010 Census. By now I am of […]
Anne Decker, Virginia Beach, VA.
Nancy Buell Tempe, AZ I expected to find slaves in my ancestors census records but I did not expect to find ” M”. Which meant the children were 1/2 white and there were 3 of them. Who was the father? It sure looked like it had to be the father or the sons, all my […]
Deborah Gonzalez Carmichael, CA My daughter identifies herself as a Jew + Cuban + American. Being a Jew is more than a religion; it is an ethnicity, and per Hitler, a race. And for some reason “Cuban” has its own box to check on the U.S. Census; not Latin American, Caribbean, Hispanic etc. I’m not […]
Christina Roux Seattle, WA In the 2010 US Census, the zip code 98118 led the country in diversity.
Jennifer Carter Oroville, CA
David Kung St. Mary’s City, MD In 2000 when I filled out my census card and was finally allowed to (correctly) check more than one box, I cried. David’s story was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition. Listen here, http://www.npr.org/2013/04/02/175292625/when-youre-mixed-race-just-one-box-is-not-enough
Jon Broderick Ft Wayne, IN