Federal government to use different terms

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President Obama signed a bill into law that changes the words the federal government uses to refer to minorities.
 
The official terms for “negro” and “oriental” are now “African American” and “Asian American.”
 
“American Indian” is now “Native American” and “spanish speaking individual of spanish descent” is now “Hispanic.”
 
The bill passed unanimously in the House and Senate earlier this year.

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February 07 2021 06:30 pm

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