La Raza: Mexicans in the United States Census

  title={La Raza: Mexicans in the United States Census},
  author={B. Gratton and E. Merchant},
  journal={Journal of Policy History},
  pages={537 - 567}
In 1930, the United States Census for the fi rst and only time included a “Mexican” category on the race variable. Th is racial classifi cation appeared in other federal records during the 1930s and was not fully rejected until 1939. In the 1940 census, the “Mexican” race category had disappeared, with enumerators instructed that “Mexicans are to be regarded as white unless defi nitely of Indian or other nonwhite race.” 1 Th is article traces the rise and disappearance of the “Mexican” racial… Expand
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