Why So Many Are Stuck in the “Other” Box

Why So Many Are Stuck in the “Other” Box

By WNYC Studios

Notes from America

Monday, 21 February

U.S. Census data found that more people are choosing "some other race" when asked to self-identify. It reveals just how complicated identity is, especially when it comes to race. Data journalist Mona Chalabi talks us through the data, and the stakes, of that statistic. Plus we hear from people around New York City who live outside of the Black-white binary, as they share their stories. Mona is also the host of the podcast "Am I Normal? with Mona Chalabi," from the TED Audio Collective.


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