Understanding and Measuring Latino Racial and Ethnic Identity October 06, 2022
Answering questions about race in the census and other surveys often cause individuals who identify as Latino to pause. This is because they are often asked to choose between selecting a racial category that does not fully represent their Latino identity or not answering the race question. Most survey questions also do not reflect the complex ways that Latino ethnicity and race interact.
The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families is hosting a webinar focused on understanding and measuring Latino racial and ethnic identity.
The panelists will discuss:
1. Conceptual issues surrounding the measurement of race and ethnicity in Latino populations 2. Challenges with current approaches to measuring race and ethnicity among Latino populations 3. Proposed solutions for measuring racial and ethnic identity more accurately, including the measurement of mixed-race identity
Dr. Mark Hugo Lopez