OPEN LETTER TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CENSUS BUREAU
Attention: Robert M. Groves, Director 'U.S.' Census Bureau
Isn't there something in the U.S.A. Constitution or laws which prevents government officials from hornswoggling the public in America? (HELP - American Civil Liberties Union!)
I've just received the incorrectly-titled 'United States' Census 2010 (incorrect because it should've read 'U.S.A.') - with its "race this and race that!" (and how many people don't know that your appellation "Negro" is pejorative and highly offensive?)
Moreover, 'race' is an utterly incorrect, racist/colorist social construct and has absolutely no place in government parlance. Such use of the incorrect term 'race' perpetuates injurious color discrimination, aside from counterproductively causing false results which - OH MY! - lead to the egregiously disproportionate siphoning of the people's tax monies into mainly-white enclaves! (We're sure y'all didn't mean to do that!)
Tell us, what's the name of the law which forces people in the U.S.A. to be counted?
Furthermore, there is only ONE hueman 'race' - but because the U.S.A. 'education' system still teaches almost exclusively about eurocentric (read 'white') history and values, the awesome ignorant results include, unfortunately, the perpetuation of the negative stereotypes raging throughout your 2010 Census form: this modern-day Tower of Babel geared to preserving white male domination!
As a Black African, white (English, Irish), Cherokee, elder female, Boston Massachussetts-born hueman being, I hereby register my utter opprobrium and embarassment at the blatant, arrogant, untenable and rank racism/colorism displayed for all to witness in your official "United States Census 2010" form. Don't hold your breath waiting for mine.
Democratic Solution: Undertake the responsibility your Department was mandated: tally this multi-colored U.S.A. population on the basis of it being hueman instead of attempting a futile and time wasting colorist, specious division of the ONE hueman race!
In True Angst,
Carol Taylor R.N.
First Black U.S.A. Flight Attendant
590 Flatbush Avenue
Ste.11A BK NY 11225-4935