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March 08, 2003

My Census Bloc

Following on the advice of CalPundit, I checked out the Census's nifty electronic readout of my neighborhood.

At the zipcode level, out of 54,912 people, I'm in the distinct minority of being one of the 13,932 non-hispanic whites. The area is quite mixed here in Jersey City- black, south asia, Filipino. Arab-american isn't a category (a very heavy group in the area)-- I'm curious how they classify themselves on the census?

At the block level, similar diversity holds. Out of 191 people, I am one of 54 non-hispanic whites, although everyone else is largely either latino or south asian-- not too suprising since I'm about two blocks from what's called "Little India."

Just my corner of the universe. Thanks Kevin!

Posted by Nathan at March 8, 2003 07:49 PM

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A few years back, we had a diversity drive at IU, where you pay for items according to your race, and a Pakistani student of mine upset them by asking what race he should pay under. It seems like a legitimate question.
It could be fun making up proper replies: "Do you endure daily discrimination?" might be a good start.

Posted by: John Isbell at March 9, 2003 04:44 PM

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