Census Bureau did not just decide to allow people to check more than
one race. It took YEARS of advocacy to get them to recognize the
multiracial population. Also, Hispanic is not a racial group, it is
still an ethnic group. The Bureau will probably change Hispanic to a
race for the 2020 Census. You may find our website www.projectrace.com and our <blog projectrace.blogspot.com> of interest.
Multiracial category gains popularity as racial distinctions melt - The Business Journals