The Brian Lehrer Show

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Changes to the Census Include People of Middle Eastern and North African Descent

Recently, the United States' census moved to recognize people of Middle Eastern and North African descent, creating a separate race and ethnicity option outside of 'White' and allowing for clearer representation. Karen Zraick, reporter for The New York Times, explains the changes to the census coming in six years, how people of MENA navigated government forms previously, and why these changes are coming now.

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 April 8, 2024  20m