Considering the Census: How Past Questions about Race and Ethnicity Can Help Predict Future Questions about Gender and Sexuality

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Date Recorded: May 16, 2018

Description

Title: Considering the Census: How Past Questions about Race and Ethnicity Can Help Predict Future Questions about Gender and Sexuality

Speaker: 

  • Sonnet Ireland, Reference Librarian, St. Tammany Parish Library, Covington, LA

Description:

This webinar explores how the Decennial Census has focused on race and ethnicity in the past. This information will then be used to make educated guesses on what gender and sexuality questions might look like decades from now. Viewers will learn about the different race categories used throughout the history of the Census, as well as some of the reasons behind these changes. Viewerss will consider what the Census might look like in the future, regarding gender and sexuality. Participants will have a better understanding of how Census questions can impact society.

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