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吃瓜群众: 2020 Census 表格中对亚裔的歧视一目了然


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6/22/2018



美国下一期人口普查表格 U.S. CENSUS 2020 已初步定稿,针对亚裔的种族歧视跃然纸上。现在已启动测试检验程序,最后修改的时间窗口正在快速关闭。如果我们今天不奋起抗议,明天开始将会后悔终身。

这个亚裔细分比当年ABC辱华还严重!

还没有签字的快去签字啊, 就只有花20-30秒钟的时间!

签名人数正在快速增长,我们正在迈向 5000! 要求平等,天经地义。有些包藏祸心的人处处都在细分、孤立华人,心怀叵测,我们从人口普查根除亚裔祖籍细分,让他们受到重挫。

请愿是向总统和所有国会参议员、众议员、商业部、人口普查局提出诉求,展示民意,没有身份限制,公民、绿卡、留学生、访问学者、工作商务签证都可以签。人数越多,声音越大。人数多到一定程度,请愿网站 change.org 都有可能介入,帮我们推广。请签名并转发分享给朋友,脸书,推特,电邮等等。

我们现在的行动可以决定我们的未来!快行动!




5/18/2018


(5/17/2018 @Mary)
"今天去参加白宫AAPI community leader forum, 我临时换到了census 讨论组。有人提前做好了flyer (见下👇), 有7个从美国各地赶来的华人强烈要求 Asian American receive the same treatment as other race group. We want the Asian race box parallel to White and Black race group."




(5/17/2018 @Mary)
"目前census的设计白人,黑人都有 White or Black 的大box可以选,自己想填祖上是哪里来的可以填,也可以不填。但亚裔没有同样的选择,直接就得选Chinese, Korean等等。Asian American has been treated differently. 想一想我们儿子孙子辈的,在美国土生土长,他们还会identified as Chinese吗?有些州搞亚裔细分,支持者的理由之一就是联邦人口普查就是这样分的啊。"

(5/17/2018 @Mary)
"今天现场有两个census派来的官员。我在现场听她们讲话才意识到有一个可以反击他们的高大上的理由。她们很care response rate, 希望everyone will be counted. 也希望通过community/church等多种途径鼓励更多的人填表。We can say our community has big concerns about the design of the census form,therefore a lot of people are reluctant to fill it up. 我也提到二战期间census提供了信息帮助把日裔美国人关到集中营去。我问她们怎样保证confidentiality and history does not repeat itself? 她们说census office will follow the law and safeguard the data."




4/05/2018

2020 Census 表格中对亚裔的歧视一目了然

作者:吃瓜群众


🔥🔥紧急紧急!!
现在2020 census 人口普查表只需congress 批准,就是正式的了!
表格中对亚裔的歧视一目了然


既然我们知道了
就不可以无视对我们的歧视💪
对我们孩子
孩子的孩子的歧视!💪

我们最最有效的反对行动是
给美国国会众议员写信,

需要做的是:

查找本地对应选区议员发邮件。
查找链接

https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

这里有个样本大家可以参考
大家为了自己的子子孙孙
不被歧视对待
发封信吧

努力不一定成,但不做一点抗争
肯定不会有改变!!💪💪


马州蒙郡
反对人口普查表区别对待亚裔
信件参考样本

Your Address
Your Phone Number
Your Email Address 

Date

Dear XXX
Address

Dear XXX,
(Intruduce yourself), I am writing to express my concern about the race question in the 2020 census. my concern is about the format of the question, instead of the content of the question.

For Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), there are multiple boxes to click. By contrast, for other races and ethnicities such as Black, White, or Native Americans, respondents have with one write-in box for each race-ethnic designation. I believe the extra Asian boxes are harmful to the AAPI community in the following ways.

1. Continuing the legacy of the Chinese/Asian Exclusion Act. The Census first implemented an Asian special race box in 1870. Persons of East and Southeast Asian descent were first all called “Chinese,” irrespective of whether they actually came from Imperial China or not (the word “Chinese” first appeared in 1870 Census). In later censuses, ethnicities based on country of origin such as Japanese (1890), Filipino (1930), and Korean (1930) were created and added, and each new category served a political reason or was used as a tool to practice immigrant exclusion before the civil rights movement in the 1960s. For example, on April 3rd, 2018, Washington Post reported that information from the 1940 Census was secretly used to help sending Japanese Americans to internment camps in WWII (“Secret use of census info helped send Japanese Americans to internment camps in WWII” by Lori Aratani). It is time to end this hurtful legacy and further unify the AAPI community.

2. Casting the smaller AAPI communities as the “other.” The current census question alienates AAPI community members who do not belong to one the largest nine groups. It is a way of implying that some ethnicities are not as important as others.

3. Hindering free self-expression of ethnic and cultural identity. In the current system, White people can write in Russian Jewish, South European, or Middle Eastern if their ancestors have a complex migration history or are from different parts of the world. It is different for the AAPI community--you have to belong to either one box or a combination of boxes. For instance, a person of Chinese and Vietnamese descent probably would consider herself neither Chinese nor Vietnamese, but they are pressured to choose one box. Also, the current system is insensitive to the identity of multiracial persons of Asian heritage. Asian heritage has a special box, while the heritage of other ancestries allows more nuance. Therefore, the Census would fail to include
pertinent information about many AAPI community members. 

4. Perpetuating the stereotype of Asian Americans as "forever foreigners."Asians are considered less American than Black, White, and Native Americans. This census race question again defines us differently from other racial groups, and ignores the nuanced interconnectedness among AAPI communities.

5. Making Asians inferior. The current format implies that without the extra boxes as guidance, Asian people will not know how to answer the question properly. We know some scholars already have expressed concerns that some respondents may click Asian, then skip the print details section. However, this assumption is particularly troubling and racist, because it makes Asians inferior. If people in other racial groups know how to click a box then print, Asians know as well.

Our suggestion is to treat groups equally: One Asian, One box to print. We urge Census Bureau to change the collection of data from persons of Asian origin to be identical to the way that White, Black, Native American data are collected. In 2017, the Census Bureau released an earlier version with the equitable format, and it has been tested and proved to be effective.

However, the final version changed back to the multiple boxes practice. The One Box approach is more culturally sensitive and statistically meaningful. It will not increase the cost to the Census Bureau. It will also reduce the potential confusion.

Sincerely,

Your name










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