Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard|
Does (Should) Racial Counting Have a Future in America?
Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director of the US Census Bureau 1998-2001
February 23, 2009, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Since 1790 race statistics have been central to various policy regimes across American history. But the turn to immigrant driven diversity, identify fueled multiculturalism, and majority-minority demographics have rendered obsolete a taxonomy rooted in 18th century natural science. What today we are learning from racial statistics is not what we need to be learning.
Anthropology, Harvard University
Government, Harvard University
Sociology, Harvard University
Harvard Kennedy School
Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Department of Sociology.