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Preference for Racial or Ethnic Terminology

Preferred term1Percent
Hispanic 
 Hispanic57.88%
 Of Spanish origin12.34
 Latino11.74
 Some other term7.85
 No preference10.18
White 
 White61.66%
 Caucasian16.53
 European American2.35
 Some other term1.97
 Anglo.96
 No preference16.53
  
Black 
 Black44.15%
 African American28.07
 Afro-American12.12
 Negro3.28
 Some other term2.19
 Colored1.09
 No preference9.11
American Indian 
 American Indian49.76%
 Native American37.35
 Some other term3.66
 Alaska Native3.51
 No preference5.72
NOTE: 2000 census data were not available at press time.
1. People who identified themselves as white, black, Hispanic, American Indian /Alaska Native, or multiracial were given a list of terms describing their respective racial or ethnic group and were asked to choose which term they preferred, or whether they preferred a term not stated, or had no preference.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau Survey, May 1995. www.census.gov/prod/2/gen/96arc/ivatuck.pdf.

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