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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Race and Ethnicity in the 2020 Census: Improving Data to Capture a Multiethnic America

Race and Ethnicity in the 2020 Census” is the culmination of The Leadership Conference Education Fund’s year-long project to examine the Census Bureau’s research and testing program from the perspective of civil rights stakeholders and to ensure that any revisions to the 2020 census race and ethnicity questions continue to yield data that support the advancement of fairness and equity in all facets of American life. The report – co-branded with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC and the NALEO Educational Fund – includes a set of recommendations for the Census Bureau and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Full Report (PDF)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter I: Collecting Race and Ethnicity Data in the Census

Chapter II: The Essential Role of Race and Ethnicity Statistics in the Quest for Civil Rights

Chapter III: Revising the Census Race and Ethnicity Questions: The Civil Rights Perspective

Chapter IV: Recommendations

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