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The USA’s Racial and Ethnic Diversity Per the 2020 Census

Did you read that the U.S. Census Bureau yesterday released additional 2020 Census results showing the nation’s diversity in how people identify their race and ethnicity?

The results revealed that the U.S. population is much more multiracial and more diverse than what they measured in the past.

The reason for my excitement about the results, is that when I started my research, I read the April 9, 1990 issue of Time Magazine, which predicted that “In the 21st Century, racial, and ethnic groups in the U.S. will outnumber whites for the first time. The browning of America will alter everything in society, from politics and education to industry, values, and culture.“

That prediction led me to change the name of my newsletter, from U.S.A. Honduras to U.S.A. Garifuna. In the first issue dated January 1, 1991, I wrote an editorial, where I state, as a proud Garifuna, I anxiously await the arrival of the twenty first century, because our culture will occupy its rightful place as part of its divine nature. “Uwala Busiganu, Garinagu Wagia” Don’t be ashamed, we are Garifuna.

I thank God for allowing me to see the realization of that prediction in the third decade of the 21st (twenty-first) century, as I prepare to publish my book, detailing my achievements during that period.

The 2020 Census used the required two separate questions (one for Hispanic or Latino origin and one for race) to collect the races and ethnicities of the U.S. population, following the standards set by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 1997.

In the book, you will read about the strategy I developed for the Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc., to address the questions. You will also read my suggestion for a campaign for an accurate count of the 15,500 million Afro-Latino(a)s Afro-Latino(a)s in the 2020 Census.

Yesterday’s release of 2020 Census redistricting data provides a new snapshot of the racial and ethnic composition of the country.

Race and ethnicity highlights:

  • The Two or More Races population (also referred to as the Multiracial population) has changed considerably since 2010. The Multiracial population was measured at 9 million people in 2010 and is now 33.8 million people in 2020, a 276% increase.
  • The “in combination” multiracial populations for all race groups accounted for most of the overall changes in each racial category.
  • The Some Other Race alone or in combination group (49.9 million) increased 129%, surpassing the Black or African American population (46.9 million) as the second-largest race alone or in combination group.
  • The Hispanic or Latino population, which includes people of any race, was 62.1 million in 2020. The Hispanic or Latino population grew 23%, while the population that was not of Hispanic or Latino origin grew 4.3% since 2010.

Meanwhile, I invite you to stay tuned for future updates on my progress and the book launch announcement.

Seremein, ¡Gracias!  Thank You!

José Francisco Ávila


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