Talk Policy To Me
Goldman School of Public Policy and Berkeley Institute for Young Americans
Listen And Subscribe
Episode 319: Talking Identity, the Census, and How We’re All Counted
The 2020 Census launched April 1st, 2020. With it comes yet another time where individuals have to distill their identities into check boxes with limited options. In this episode, we’re exploring how the race/ethnicity category options were created and how those available choices impact policy. Host Sarah Edwards talks with Cristina Mora, Associate Director of Sociology and Co-Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley. Cristina wrote the book “Making Hispanics”, which explores the creation of the Hispanic ethnicity census category. Cristina shares the challenges in race/ethnicity category creation, policy and personal implications, and why the census is so important. To fill out the 2020 Census for your household, visit 2020census.gov.
About Talk Policy To Me
TPTM is a student-built podcast that explores the personal side of public policy, especially around issues that affect young adults. From UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy and the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans. Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.