Census 2000 data concerning race and ethnicity will be used to support
and justify a wide array of federal and state programs which administer federal funds
(your tax dollars) based upon race or ethnicity. Most of the uses to which the
government puts your racial and ethnicity data are not harmless,
nor are they fair to all citizens!
The postings below were made during the Clinton Presidency. Clinton and his Census
Bureau tried mightily to convince us that the collection of racial data about us would
serve the public good.
Perhaps the most malevolent, racially-motivated fallacy of Census 2000 under Clinton
was the controversial "statistical sampling" technique which was designed to
disproportionately boost the numbers of Democrat-voting minorities.
That bit of political duplicity is being challenged by the new Bush administration.
There are several valid arguments against statistical sampling:
|The federal government FIRED 4,269 white guys in FY
2005, but they HIRED 6,238 new minorities!
See: OPM Special Report
Web Posted 7/4/06
Racial Quotas in Federal Highway
Construction Declared ILLEGAL!
See: Western States Paving
Web Posted 02/20/06
||The Constitution calls for an actual head count, NOT a statistical fiction
||The racial and political motivation of statistical sampling is as obvious
as it is biased;
||Why would supposedly historically disadvantaged minorities choose to avoid
being counted by the census in the first place when it is obvious that allowing themselves
to be counted could result in millions or billions of dollars in race-based federal aid?
with Racial Census Data: Race (and ethnicity) data from the census are
used to allocate your tax dollars for racial quota programs, including race-based school
programs, race-based hiring quotas, race-based government contracting, race-based aid
programs, and even race-based bank loans and home mortgages -- all of which discriminate
unfairly against Caucasians and persons of Northern European descent.
forget that it was census data that was used to round up Japanese Americans during WW II
and put them in internment camps. GAO also admits that census data are used for
government housing crackdowns. Census data are enormously helpful to federal agents
in identifying overcrowded housing and conducting raids.
is this same "small area / geographic" race data from the census that the Dept.
of Justice uses to force employers in those areas to hire the right numbers of the right
colors, or to "conform" the racial profiles of their workforce to the census
When combined with census data on your occupation and income, racial data becomes a
powerful and intrusive government "tool" for allocating jobs and employment
opportunities. The Department of Labor, for example, has teamed up with Bill Lann
Lee's Office of Civil Rights to produce a nationwide racial profile on every job category
and industrial classification in the United States. God help the private employer
whose work force does not match the census racial profile for the particular types of jobs
the employer offers!
The same type of census data which was used against the Japanese Americans during WW II
continues to be used to racially gerrymander voting districts -- which practice has
repeatedly been struck down by the Supreme Court. (See also: Gerrymandering.)
Did you know that census data concerning race are widely used to discourage
factories and manufacturers from locating in areas of high unemployment? How is this
so? Bill Clinton's EPA and Justice Dept. have teamed up to invent a concept called
"Environmental Justice" which metes out severe fines against factories and
manufacturers located in largely poor and minority communities. It didn't take
factory owners long to wise up. Now they routinely avoid building in communities who
could most benefit economically -- using the same census data Clinton uses to penalize
them if they do build there. Only in Washington, DC.
Other Means of Collecting
Racial Info: While the census is the largest, single race-data
collection program, it is by no means the only one. The government also
collects discriminatory racial and ethnicity data from private employers, government
agency employment and contracting records, welfare agencies, housing authorities and
school admissions records, among other sources.
"Good" Uses of
Census Racial Data: None! The Census Bureau wants you to
believe that important medical research pertaining to race-specific illnesses would be
hindered without the racial info from the census. This is patently false; there are
far less intrusive means of obtaining legitimate, medically related racial
Doesn't Government Need
This Data to Fight Discrimination? Absolutely not! Illegal racial
discrimination can and should be fought through vigorous enforcement of pre-quota civil
rights laws which clearly define illegal discrimination without relying on racial
numbers. Many, many valid and even historical racial discrimination claims have been
successfully prosecuted without reliance on massive and intrusive government racial record
What Can You Do About It?
Adversity.Net suggests that you accurately and honestly complete your Census 2000 form, as
required by law, in order to provide accurate population data for legitimate
government planning purposes. However, as a matter of conscience, you may
wish to consider omitting any data pertaining to your race, color, ethnicity, or national
origin. You may also wish to omit data about your income or occupation. That
is none of the government's business.
The only census data which constitutes a legitimate government interest is the number of
people living at your address. Period.
Adversity.Net wholeheartedly supports the collection and use of general, non-racial census
data for government planning purposes which are fair and equitable for all citizens
regardless of their race or ethnic origins.
It has been suggested that by refusing to supply the government with this information
individuals can effectively halt, or severely hinder, government efforts to allocate our
tax dollars for racially discriminatory purposes.
It has been further suggested that individuals may elect to omit this information not only
from their Census 2000 form, but also from employment applications, school admissions
forms, applications for housing, and other, questionable government-mandated reporting
Read the official Census Bureau PR, below, about why they want you to think
supplying racial data is a good thing. Then decide for yourself what your
government really intends to do with the information. As always, keep in mind that
you, the voter, are not allowed to vote on any of this!
Census Bureau Q & A on Racial Data:
From the Census Bureau's
Web Site. Editorial comments are [bracketed].
B. Why does the Census need
to know about race? Aren't we all just Americans?
"Race is key to implementing
any number of Federal laws and it is critical for the basic research behind numerous
policy decisions [which have never been voted upon by the citizens]. States require
these data to meet legislative redistricting requirements [none of which have been voted
upon by the citizens]. And they are needed to monitor compliance with the Voting Rights
Act by local jurisdictions. Race data are required by Federal programs that promote
equal employment opportunity [even though the citizens have never been allowed to vote on
these racial requirements]. And they are needed to assess racial disparities in
health and environmental risks. Questions on race have been asked since the first Census
was taken in 1790."
H. What about minorities? Won't some groups get hurt by sampling?
"Minorities will be better
represented in Census 2000 than in any previous census. When we couldn't get some
people to respond in 1990, census workers asked neighbors about them. As a
last resort, they would assume that the characteristics of the missing households were
identical to those of other households in that neighborhood--same size family, same race,
same everything. In 2000, the scientifically-designed statistical techniques we're
using will produce more reliable numbers for
[From Link: http://www.census.gov/dmd/www/advisory.htm
The text below is from the
Census Bureau PDF file located at the following link location:
[From Link http://www.census.gov/dmd/www/pdf/d3249c.pdf
Origin, and Ancestry:
Why, What, and How
Why Will Census 2000 Ask
Hispanic Origin, and Ancestry?
"People who answer the census
help their communities obtain federal funds and valuable information for planning schools,
hospitals, and roads.
"Census information also helps identify areas where residents might need services of
particular interest to certain racial or ethnic groups, such as screening for hypertension
"All levels of government
need information on race, Hispanic origin, and ancestry to:
"... implement and evaluate programs, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Act,
Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, Public Health Act, Healthcare Improvement Act, Job
Partnership Training Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Housing Act, Census
Redistricting Data Program, and others."
"Both public and private
organizations use race, Hispanic origin, and ancestry information to:
"... find areas where groups may need special services and to plan and implement
education, housing, health, and other programs that address these needs. For example, a
school system might use this information to design cultural activities that reflect the
diversity in their community [a 'requirement' which has been repeatedly struck down by
numerous courts]. Or a business could use it to select the mix of merchandise it will sell
in a new store." [One of the few benign uses the Bureau is able to cite.]
"Everyone who answers the
census is asked about race and Hispanic origin because:
"... this information is needed for areas as small as neighborhoods and city
"The ancestry question
permits people to identify groups not listed in the race and Hispanic origin questions:
"... such as Dominican, Lebanese, Cambodian, or Dutch. Ancestry is asked only on the
long form the longer questionnaire that goes out to one in six households. This
sample is large enough to produce reliable information for all but the smallest
End Census 2000 Main Page.