March 9, 2013 11:41 PM

Merlene Davis: U.S Census quits using 'Negro' and it's about time

Starting next year, when the annual American Community Survey is distributed to 3.5 million homes in the U.S., the agency is giving black folk only two choices: black or African American. I can hear folks groaning now: "Why can't they figure out what they want to be called?" But, see, that is the point.

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