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originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
a reply to: tothetenthpower
We are discussing your objection to the term ''white European''.
The content of the research is another thread.
108 Near Easterner
117 Middle East
120 Other Arab
199 Multiple WHITE responses
Race and Ethnicity Code Set Version 1.0
Prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 2000
Background and Purpose
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has prepared a code set for use in coding
race and ethnicity data. This code set is based on current federal standards for classifying data on
race and ethnicity, specifically the minimum race and ethnicity categories defined by the U.S. Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) and a more detailed set of race and ethnicity categories maintained
by the U.S. Bureau of the Census (BC). The main purpose of the code set is to facilitate use of federal
standards for classifying data on race and ethnicity when these data are exchanged, stored, retrieved,
or analyzed in electronic form. At the same time, the code set can be applied to paper-based record
systems to the extent that these systems are used to collect, maintain, and report data on race and
ethnicity in accordance with current federal standards.
Race and Ethnicity Concepts
The code set consists of two tables: (1) Race and (2) Ethnicity. Concepts in the Race and Ethnicity
tables include the OMB minimum categories, 5 races and 2 ethnicities, along with a sixth race
category, Other race, and a more detailed set of race and ethnicity categories used by the BC. The
OMB minimum categories for data on race are American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or
African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White. There are two OMB minimum
categories for data on ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino. More information on
the OMB minimum categories and federal standards for classifying data on race and ethnicity is
available at www.whitehouse.gov... The categories used by the BC
adhere closely to the basic classification framework provided by the OMB standards, with the notable
exception of a sixth race category, Other Race, used to collect and tabulate decennial census data.
The BC also collects more detailed race and ethnicity data in its decennial census by asking
respondents to self-identify their race and ethnicity in a series of categorical questions and free textdata fields. The BC’s summarization and categorization of these responses provide a detailed set of
race and ethnicity concepts, grouped in accordance with the OMB standards. The detailed concepts in
the Race and Ethnicity tables are based on the BC’s summarization and categorization of responses to
the March 1998 dress rehearsal for the year 2000 decennial census.