Census 2010 and the Future of Race

I dutifully opened my census form tonight and began to fill it out.  It was straightforward until I got to my children.  What race are they?  Dad is white, mother’s family is from India/Pakistan.  I think of how many friends I know that have kids in the same boat.  How do you count them?  Me?  I ended up marking other and wrote in “mixed.”  That just seems weird.  How odd will race be to classify in 2020?  What about 2050?

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