Census 2000 Uses Multiracial Categories, Tracks Growing Diversity

March 13, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On March 13, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that, according to the 2000 census, "nearly one in every three Americans is a member of a minority group, reflecting a massive surge in immigration during the 1990s." The Latino and Asian populations are making the most rapid increases. "On initial analysis, the Census Bureau's first attempt at giving respondents the chance to choose more than one race may yield as much befuddlement as enlightenment."