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01/04/2013 11:13 am ET

From Race To Ethnicity: Census Rethinks Hispanic On Questionnaire

Latinos and others are seen on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, where many businesses cater to a Spanish-speaking clientele,
Latinos and others are seen on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, where many businesses cater to a Spanish-speaking clientele, Wednesday, May 11, 2011. According to Census Bureau figures to be released Thursday, May 12, the population of people of Mexican descent in California grew by 6 percent in the last decade, and represent 31 percent of the total in the state. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Hispanics may become a race of their own in the U.S. Census — a major change that some Latino advocacy groups are opposing.

Currently, the Census considers Hispanic not a race but an ethnic background. Hispanics can be of any race, and Hispanic origin is asked on Census forms in a question separate from the one about race.

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