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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