Tag: census

  • The US Census: Unconstitutional Questions Can Be Hazardous to Society’s Health

    In his “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King, Jr. said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” An important step in this direction would be when we stop thinking of people as members of a race, and think of them as people. The race questions in the census serve no valid purpose. I have a dream that, someday, the government would live up to its own claims of eliminating racial discrimination by eliminating irrelevant questions about race from all official documentation.