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She Previously Marked 'White' on Census. Now, a Change

US changes race and ethnicity categories, adds one for 'Middle Eastern and North African'

(Newser) - For the first time in 27 years, the US government is changing how it categorizes people by race and ethnicity, an effort that federal officials believe will more accurately count residents who identify as Hispanic and of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) heritage. The revisions to the minimum categories...

Another State May Prohibit Using 'Latinx'

Connecticut Democrat says term offends those of Puerto Rican descent

(Newser) - A group of Hispanic lawmakers in Connecticut has proposed that the state follow Arkansas' lead and ban the term "Latinx" from official government documents, calling it offensive to Spanish speakers. The word is used as a gender-neutral alternative to "Latino" and "Latina" and is helpful in supporting...

10 Most, Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in America

Cities in one state appear 4 times in the top 10

(Newser) - In 25 years, the United States will be the most "colorful" it's ever been, as WalletHub puts it. That's because by 2045, it's estimated there will be no single ethnic group that can claim the most people in the nation. To find out which US cities...

This US City Is the Biggest Melting Pot of All

Jersey City, NJ, is most culturally diverse city in America

(Newser) - By the year 2060, 36% of America's kids under the age of 18 will be what the Census Bureau deems "single-race non-Hispanic white," down from 52% today. The shrinking percentage is thanks to what WalletHub calls the country's "rapid ethnic and racial diversification" over the...

China's 'Banana' Slur Shows Where America Shines

Eric Liu: America's diversity is why it still has an edge over Beijing

(Newser) - When Gary Locke, the first Chinese American to serve as ambassador to China, left the job last month, a state-run newspaper ran an oh-so-classy essay calling him a "banana." Meaning, yellow on the outside and white on the inside—a traitor to his race who is not "...

Warm and Fuzzy Oxytocin Has Its Limits

Hormone fuels good vibes but only towards 'in' group

(Newser) - Oxytocin is a hormone most commonly associated with the close feelings of trust and companionship that lovers and family members feel. But the chemical may have a dark side: new research shows there are limits to the affection it can stimulate, the New York Times reports. Experiments by University of...

Sarkozy's Purge of Gypsies 'Borderline Illegal'

France has sent about 8,300 packing this year

(Newser) - Nicolas Sarkozy's government continues its purge of Gypsies as international condemnation piles up. The latest criticism comes from a UN race panel worried "about the rise in violence of a racist nature" against Gypsies—and it asks the government to back off in the name of "human rights,...

Arizona Outlaws Ethnic Studies
 Arizona Outlaws Ethnic Studies 

Arizona Outlaws Ethnic Studies

Because they're racist against white people

(Newser) - Well, this should quiet down all the racial tension in Arizona: Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill designed to outlaw the Tucson school district's ethnic studies program—just hours after UN human rights experts issued a report condemning that very law. The measure is the brainchild of Arizona schools...

Jersey Shore Guidettes Aren't Italian
 Jersey Shore 
 Aren't Italian 
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Jersey Shore Guidettes Aren't Italian

Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley comes clean

(Newser) - Get ready for your world to be rocked, because everything you thought you knew is wrong: Jersey Shore guidettes Jenni “JWOWW” Farley and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi are not Italian. Farley told Fox 's The Strategy Room last night that she’s actually Spanish and Irish, while Snooki is...

Fox's Kilmeade Decries Ethnic Mixing of 'Pure' Yanks

(Newser) - Fox and Friends anchor Brian Kilmeade yesterday lamented the ethnic mixing that has diluted "pure" Americans, Gawker points out. He made his comments as he criticized a study concluding that married people stave off dementia better than singles. Kilmeade insisted the results were skewed because the Scandinavian study used...

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