Race

Census to Remove Word "Negro" from Surveys

That took quite a while

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The U.S. Census Bureau is bidding farewell to "Negro" on its surveys and forms after more than 100 years of use.

The description has come to be viewed as outdated and even offensive by many people in the black community, officials say, so the bureau will reduce the options to "black" or "African-American."

The agency will include the new language next year in its annual American Community Survey, which reaches upwards of 3.5 million households in the United States.

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