Code Switch Census Watch 2020 We've said it before: The U.S. Census is way more than cold, hard data. It informs what we call ourselves and how we're represented. On this episode, we explore the controversial citizenship question that the Trump administration added to the 2020 census. We also talk about how the U.S. Census helped create the 'Hispanic' label.
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Code Switch Census Watch 2020

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Code Switch Census Watch 2020

Code Switch Census Watch 2020

Code Switch Census Watch 2020

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We've said it before: The U.S. Census is way more than cold, hard data. It informs what we call ourselves and how we're represented. On this episode, we explore the controversial citizenship question that the Trump administration added to the 2020 census. We also talk about how the U.S. Census helped create the 'Hispanic' label.

The Census bureau challenges — and in some ways, helps define — how Americans of all stripes identify. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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The Census bureau challenges — and in some ways, helps define — how Americans of all stripes identify.

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