The term “Negro” will be a part of the 2010 U.S. Census, as first reported by theGrio on Tuesday. For many African-Americans, the word brings back painful memories of segregation and inequality.
Others say the term is simply outdated.
On question No. 9 on the form, respondents are given the following answer choices to identify their race: “White; Black, African-American or Negro; American Indian or Alaska Native.”