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Obama Signs Bill Removes ‘Negro,’ ‘Oriental’ from Federal Laws Eliminates Reparations?

Obama Signs Bill Removes ‘Negro,’ ‘Oriental’ from Federal Laws Eliminates Reparations?

President Barack Obama . Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters In 1790, the U.S. Census counted people by lumping them into one of three categories – slaves, free white females and males, or all other free persons. By 1980, the categories had gone through nearly 20 deviations. People could identify as one of 15 possibilities, including now-derogatory […]