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Laura Gomez in KQED: “Fewer Latinos Identified as White on 2020 Census”


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In the 2020 Census, the number of Latinos who selected “white” as their race dropped to 20% from 53% in 2010, at the same time more Latinos selected “two or more races” or “other” as their racial category. Laura Gomez, professor of law, sociology and Chicana/Chicano & Central American Studies at UCLA, and other experts … Continued

In the 2020 Census, the number of Latinos who selected “white” as their race dropped to 20% from 53% in 2010, at the same time more Latinos selected “two or more races” or “other” as their racial category. Laura Gomez, professor of law, sociology and Chicana/Chicano & Central American Studies at UCLA, and other experts say this indicates an evolution in Latinos’ complicated relationship with race.