The 2020 census has less than two weeks to finish collecting data.
The UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge was featured in an ABC news article last week, covering how the new deadline of September 30th to cease the 2020 census count could have detrimental effects, especially for immigrants, low-income individuals, and communities of color. Ending the count earlier will put at risk those left uncounted, underfunded, and underrepresented for years to follow.
“There are real political motivations to essentially bias the final count because certain parties will gain from it at the expense of people they consider not worthy of being included,” CNK director and former Census Bureau adviser Paul Ong commented.
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