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OMB Rejects Black lineage Reparations , Erases Afro-Latinos while Acknowledging Everything The Urban Indian demanded regarding Race






Remedy for the Misclassified People of North America!





The first demand listed regarding the restoration of the American Indian is to address the reclassification . 

Reclassification

  • Discovery, access, and redress to all known tribal records that provide direct distinction of the misclassified American Indian that are in possession of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Archives, Department of Housing, United States Department of Defense, and the United States Department of Commerce. Thank you for all of your continued support Chief Hela aka Kyrie Irving





The response of the OMB was correcting an error in its policies which not only inclines the government to the proper acknowledgment of the American Indian as a whole but it also made clear the “Black” misnomer has engulfed entire groups of persons into an abyss of ethnic purgatory. The OMB has enhanced the overall viewpoint of Pan Africanism tremendously.




Requiring more detailed collection by federal agencies as a default. The new default requires collecting details beyond the new minimum reporting categories, and to include expansion into subcategories. According to the new standards, if “agencies determine the additional burden would outweigh the potential benefits of collecting detailed data, they may seek approval” to use the minimum reporting categories.

An example of the new default:





An example of the new minimum categories:





What Updates to OMB’s Race/Ethnicity Standards Mean for the Census Bureau



Question Stem and Instructions

The updated guidance in SPD 15 to use the question stem “What is your race and/or ethnicity?” aligns with our research that found it is optimal to use the “race/ethnicity” terminology, rather than alternatives such as “race/origin” or “categories,” for a combined question.

The updated SPD 15 also suggests instructions to use to make clear that respondents may select multiple race/ethnicity groups: “Select all that apply and enter additional details in the spaces below.”  This approach aligns with our research that found the instructions “Mark all that apply” (for paper data collections) and “Select all that apply” (for Internet data collections) performed as well as or, in some instances, better than other variations. Terminology and Definitions

The updated standards also aim to provide balance across the race/ethnicity definitions and to remove any outdated and offensive terminology (Table 1).

  • The following updates were made to the standards:

  • The phrase “who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment” was removed from the American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) definition.

  • The phrase ‘‘(including Central America)’’ was changed to listing ‘‘Central America’’ co-equally with North America and South America in the AIAN definition.

  • The term “Far East” was replaced with “Central or East Asia” and the term ‘‘Indian Subcontinent’’ was replaced with ‘‘South Asia’’ in the Asian definition.

  • The term “Negro” was removed from the Black or African American definition.

  • ‘‘Cuban’’ being listed twice in the Hispanic or Latino definition was corrected.

  • The language ‘‘. . . regardless of race. The term ‘Spanish origin’ can be used in addition to ‘Hispanic or Latino’’’ was removed from the Hispanic or Latino definition.

  • The term “Other” was removed from the “Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander” category name.

  • The updated standards now require that the terminology “Multiracial and/or Multiethnic” rather than “Two or More Races” be used when presenting data for those who identify with multiple race/ethnicity minimum reporting categories.

  • The terms “majority” and “minority” are no longer permissible in tabulations except when statistically accurate and used for statistical descriptions, or when legal requirements call for use of the terms. In the past, the Census Bureau had sometimes used these terms, but more recently we began using a variety of racial/ethnic diversity measures that have clear conceptual definitions and interpretations.” 


The new census racial categories ‘erase’ Afro Latinos



The racial and ethnic classifications that the OMB originally devised in 1977, were for the specific purpose of facilitating the application of civil rights laws. By comparing the demographic count of individuals by race to the statistical presence of each racial group in workplaces, housing purchases and rentals, and access to mortgages, racial disparities can be uncovered and then investigated for discriminatory practices. “ https://thehill.com/opinion/4572410-the-new-census-racial-categories-erase-afro-latinos/  

“ OMB’s constricted view of who gets to count as Black, is illustrated by their definition of “Black or African American.” The definition encompasses individuals “with origins in any Black racial groups of Africa,” but is narrowed by OMB’s restrictive explanatory examples. OMB Black origin examples include multiracial nations like Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, but explicitly exclude majority Black nations in Latin America like the Dominican Republic and Cuba. OMB Blacks can be French speakers with origins from Haiti, but not Portuguese speakers with origins from Brazil. The exclusionary effects of the OMB definition and examples are empirically underscored by an analysis of Current Population Survey data, showing that Latinos are less likely to provide a racial response in a single ethno-racial combined question, than when two separate questions on ethnicity and race are provided. Furthermore, Pew Research has documented how Afro Latinos are more fully counted with questions that do not have them worry that the Black category is only meant for non-Latinos.”




Federal OMB Office Decide Not To Disaggregate Native Black Americans: Lineage-Based Reparations Community Responds




Written by Ann Brown

Apr 02, 2024 The Federal Office of Management and Budget’s recent decision not to disaggregate data for Native Black Americans has caused the lineage-based reparations movement to speak out. The OMB’s decision is part of the revisions to Statistical Policy Directive No. 15 (Directive No. 15), which sets standards for maintaining, collecting, and presenting federal data on race and ethnicity. The revisions to Directive No. 15, the first since 1997, were published on March 28. The process leading to these revisions began in June 2022 with the formation of the Interagency Technical Working Group, comprised of federal government career staff representing programs that collect or use race and ethnicity data, according to a press release from the White House. According to the press release, the group reviewed thousands of comments and held numerous listening sessions over the course of several months to finalize the standards. Key revisions include combining race and ethnicity into one question and adding Middle Eastern or North African as a new minimum category. The other minimum categories are American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and white. With updated federal race and ethnicity standards, individuals of Latino descent will no longer be required to indicate their Hispanic identity separately from selecting a race. Additionally, approximately 7 to 8 million individuals of Middle Eastern or North African heritage will no longer be compelled to categorize themselves as “white” or “other” on census forms, NBC News reported.

The subcategories for the Middle Eastern or North African category are “Lebanese, Iranian, Egyptian, Syrian, Iraqi, Israeli, etc.” The decision not to disaggregate Native Black Americans has drawn criticism from the lineage-based reparations community. Disaggregation is crucial for accurately capturing the experiences and needs of specific communities, including Native Black Americans, who have distinct historical and social contexts. A 2022 Forbes article entitled “Black Is Not A Monolith: An Exploration Of How The Black American And Black Immigrant Experiences Diverge” points out that the Native Black American has a totally difference experience than the Black immigrant, the two are not interchangeable. The decision not to disaggregate Native Black Americans raises concerns about the potential impact on addressing disparities and implementing targeted interventions. By treating Black Americans as a homogeneous group, the unique challenges faced by Native Black Americans may be overlooked.

X/Twitter user Michael R Hicks a/k/a Mza The Watcher tweeted to TheQueenofLA, “There’s 40 million Black American chattel slavery descendants in the country, give or take. Charitably, .01% of us (about 4K) actively engage in politics, & maybe 1% of our people have even heard any of those terms.” TheQueenofLA replied, “Not even 1% you are being generous. I agree with you. It seems most people didn’t read the OMB guidelines. They clearly stated no new terms would be introduced unless it was WIDELY known. People are only interested in their ego and not doing what’s best for the community”.

The American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) Advocacy Foundation co-founder Yvette Carnell tweeted the link to the organization’s official statement. The statement, in part, reads: “We at the ADOS Advocacy Foundation (ADOS AF) and ADOS Empowerment Project (ADOS EP) are deeply disappointed with the OMB’s Notice of Decision. At the same time, the OMB agreed to require the disaggregation of data on other groups. Yet, the Bureau has called for ‘more study’ on whether ADOS have the right to see their collectively tumultuous lived experience belied by the data.” It continued, “For our group especially, the implications of such a punt are profound. We recommended that the OMB disaggregate the category of ‘Black’” ‘ and introduce a new ethnic designation —’American Descendant of Slavery,’ or ‘ADOS’ — to refer to and distinguish the descendants of chattel slavery in America from Black people whose families came to the U.S. via immigration.” https://moguldom.com/456723/federal-omb-office-decide-not-to-disaggregate-native-black-americans-lineage-based-reparations-community-responds/





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