April 1 marks Census Day, and the resounding message is clear: Go fill the Census, y’all.
As black people, I’d argue that we have a particularly strong motivation to fill out the (approximately 10-question) survey: African Americans have been historically undercounted in America.
In the very first Census, black people were counted as ⅗ human. Fast forward to the 2010 Census 3.9 million black people were omitted.
Jeri Green is the 2020 Census Senior Advisor for the National Urban League. Green says that communities of color are increasingly undercounted in the Census.