Asian Non-Hispanic

Dr. Jarryd Willis PhD
4 min readJan 22, 2022


‘Hispanic’ needs to become part of a larger ethnoracial category so we can get a true accounting of multiracial people & interracial marriages

Dear @uscensusbureau,

When you create a category called “Other & all combinations” you make it impossible to understand #Multiracial relevant data.

Other could include Tamil Indian (monoracial) AND African-Filipino (multiracial). This is called erasure.

Please fix this.

Asian Non-Hispanic

It seems you didn’t think to track interracial Asian-Hispanic marriages.

Also, the designations…
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black
Asian …

Be consistent. Asian Non-Hispanic. Or just drop the ridiculous non-Hispanic part because obviously 🤦🏻‍♀️

Tracking ethnoracial identity overall would provide much more useful info.

Future Census Designations:

✨Non-Football orange juice

✨Lesbian-American Non-Hispanic Non-Martian

✨Hispanic Non-Hispanic (magically)


Erasure Example

The U.S. Census Bureau submitted a request to keep the Middle Eastern & North African categories explicitly as part of the White option (U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce Department, 2018).

Census Recommendation

Combine the separate Hispanic question with the overall question on race for a single R/E question (Prewitt, 2018).

“Despite being part of the Census form for several decades, empirical evidence has shown that this distinction between Hispanic origin and R/E is not resulting in valid data differentiating those of Hispanic origin by R/E.

Those of Spanish/Hispanic origin in the 1990 Census were the largest group to mark “Other” for their race (Mays et al., 2003), with 97% of those who selected “some other race” in 2000 identifying as Spanish/Hispanic/Latino and 42% of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino respondents selecting “some other race” (Campbell & Rogalin, 2006)” (Viano & Baker, 2020).

Census Notes

1 Sons are more likely to experience the death of a parents than daughters, regardless of the sex of the parent.

☆☆ While 2% of single mothers are widowers, that number rises to 11% for their paternal counterparts, helping to explain why the average age of a single father is higher than the average age of a single mother (Rabindrakumar, 2018).
— Rebecca Feasey, 2021

2 Age of Spouse: evolution still works
Kramer & Jones, 2021 N = 605,743
☆☆Men without children rated age as more important than those with children, & also selected a preferred age range that incorporated younger women. In contrast, women’s preferences showed little association with having or wanting children.
There is also a pronounced age difference in remarriages (Gelisson, 2004; Hu & Qian, 2019; Shafer, 2013).

Jan Antfolk, 2017
☆☆“Compared to homosexual men, bisexual & heterosexual men were less likely to convert preferences for younger lovers into actual behavior, supporting female-choice theory.”

3 Gender Roles are still becoming more egalitarian

“Empowerment of women has been one of the strongest drivers of social evolution over the past century & is acknowledged as essential for addressing all the global challenges facing humanity.”

Via Chabeli Carrazana @ChabeliH (2020)
“Right before this pandemic started in December of 2019, women surpassed men as the majority of the labor force… they got to that 50.04%, just edging out men.”

4 Racial Hierarchy of Mate Preferences isn’t gone yet #Census

Hispanic Non-Hispanic

The combined race/ethnicity question is what we’ve been doing for Hispanic participants in the behavioral sciences since… forever.

Hopefully the Census officially 100% catches up to this ethnoracial format so we can truly determine the number of multiracial individuals (e.g., half Hispanic — half Chinese; half White — half Hispanic) & interracial marriages (Taiwanese spouse with a Cuban spouse; Guatemalan spouse with a White spouse).



About 49% of LGBTQ+ couples go the route of choosing one partner’s last name.

Gay men are less likely to have biological parenthood given the costs of surrogacy (Holcomb & Byrn, 2010) & the sexuality pay gap (Tebaldi & Elmslie, 2006).

If a woman & man have 30 sexual partners within a month, the man may end up with 30+ offspring later that year, & the woman with one (or twins/ triplets).

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Dr. Jarryd Willis PhD

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