AfriGeneas World Research Forum
Multiracial In America - survey results
Since the first U.S. census in 1790, the government has included race to describe the population. But the ways in which race is asked about and classified have changed from census to census, as the politics and science of race have fluctuated. This evolution reflects the central role of slavery in America’s past and the arrival of different immigrant groups, as well as changing social norms.