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美国民族大融合

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  For years, Jorge DelPinal's job as assistant chief of the Census Bureau's Population Division was to

  for years, jorge delpinal's job as assistant chief of the census bureau's population division was to fit people into neat, distinct racial and ethnic boxes: white, black, hispanic, asian or native american. as the son of an anglo mother and a hispanic father, however, he knew all along that the task was not always possible.

  "my identity has evolved as being hispanic, although i'm only half-and-half," he explained. he said he thus understood the frustration of interracial couples who have always been expected to assign just one race to their children when they fill out government forms. "they're saying, 'why should we have to choose between the parents?'" the census bureau official said.

  美国大融合

  多年来,人口普查局(census bureau)人口处副处长乔治.德尔皮奈尔(jorge delpinal)的工作就是将美国人口按照种族和民族分门别类:白人、黑人、拉美裔、亚裔,或印第安人。然而,他母亲是盎格鲁血统,父亲是拉美裔,他早就知道这种分法不总是切实可行的。

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