Are Arab-Americans White? Implications and Perspectives of the US Census

Eleanor Jaffe-Pachuilo, Osvaldo Sanchez Fernandez, Rachelle Bishay, Samantha Solis
SocGen 2022S
Spring 2022 Honorable Mention for the People's Choice Award

The year is 2029 and you are the 27th Director of the US Census Bureau. The next Census is in 2030 and you need to make a crucial decision regarding the adage of a new racial category on the census: Middle Eastern and North African (MENA). Will you decide to add this category or not?