African American History Forum
Something To Consider With The U.S. Census
In Response To: Pre-Civil War African Americans Residents ()
Most (if not all) statisticians understand and take into consideration the errors in any given survey or poll, etc. Here is something to consider when using the U.S. Census as the sole source of one's research (especially for determinations about population and ethnicities).
Analyzing data about large numbers of people requires an insight that goes well beyond understanding the possible errors of those who've gathered the information, and reporting what is known as compared to what is assumed.
It's not easy to do this type of research. New analysis will always give a different perspective.