The ethnic makeup of the United Stated is becoming increasingly diverse, with more mixed-race Americans, according to the head of the U.S. Census Bureau.  The 2010 Census was the second decennial count to allow residents to identify as more than one race, and it’s likely that more respondents checked off multiple races.  The nation’s population grew 9.7 percent to 308,745,538 in 2010, from the previous decade, with the fastest gains coming in the South and West.  The overall growth, which has been driven by an increase in Hispanic residents, was the weakest in seven decades as the worst recession since the Great Depression halted immigration growth.   Read More.

Growing statistics such as these highlight the importance of legal policies which seek to protect groups of people who are of mixed race. According to the United States Department of Labor, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. This law is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  In addition, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. This law is enforced by the Civil Rights Center.  Read More.

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