Detroit Evening Report, March 10, 2022: Some minority groups missed at higher rate in 2020 U.S. census, report says


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The Census Bureau released a report Thursday that shows Black, Hispanic and American Indian residents were missed at higher rates than a decade ago during the 2020 U.S. Census. The Census missed a small percentage of the total U.S. population given the unprecedented challenges it faced. The increase in undercounts among some minority groups prompted an outcry from civil rights leaders who blamed political interference by the Trump administration, which tried to add a citizenship question to the form and cut field operations short. The figures help determine the distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal spending each year as well as the number of congressional seats each state gets.

Other headlines for March 10, 2022:

  • Federal officials extend the requirement for masks on planes and public transportation
  • The GOP-controlled Michigan House vote to prohibit digital signatures on absentee ballot applications
  • Legislation would require county clerks to keep processing concealed pistol licenses during state or local declared emergencies
  • Lawmakers OK a $666 million transfer of state funds to finalize incentives for General Motors for EV plant and battery factory in Michigan
  • Construction of the Gordie Howe Bridge’s tower legs for the international crossing between Detroit and Windsor have been completed

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  • Nargis Rahman

    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.