2020 Census Gerrymandering is set to Begin

Census Bureau (CB) preparations for the 2020 Decennial census are and have been underway for several years. Planning for the constitutionally mandated country wide event takes years to plan and billions of dollars in expenses. Every ten years the official count of United States citizenry is published by the CB and reported to Congress & the president. The data shows population demographics, economic & social statistics, and helps with the apportioning of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and because of the population data gathered the Census results often gives credence to congressional redistricting efforts.

Because the costs of conducting the census are reaching a breaking point, several changes in counting practices are under review for immediate implementation. Proponents of change want survey takers to complete required surveys on-line while dismissing privacy concerns of those against it. CB wants to continue the practice of boosting congressional seats for exclusive neighborhoods that boost their numbers by including prisons in certain gerrymandered districts that count inmates as residents even though the inmates are from other often minority communities. This practice diminishes the voting & congressional representation of these target communities, while boosting the power of certain targeted affluent communities.

In a similar manner population engineering has been reported by residents with the culprit being government representatives. In an impromptu chance gathering, Ashley & her sister who are both full of curiosity noticed a census worker questioning their neighbor & friend across the street. So, the two of them went over to make inquiries, they listened for a while then asked an innocent question. Ashley said “Sir, my grandmother is a White European & my granddad is an Afro-American. And, my mother is Indian while my dad is both Spanish and Asian. What race do I claim on the electronic form” asked Ashley. The man without pausing to think said you’re “White” put that down.

Ashley, looked confused when her sister chimed in saying that doesn’t sound right, we don’t want to omit the other lineages in our family line. The man chuckled and said that’s ok your black, be sure to put that down. Looking more confused than before the two said, how can that be? When the man replied we can never have too many whites in the neighbor, because this is such an exclusive neighborhood it must be preserved. Still confused and looking irritated Ashley asked why are you telling my sister to put down she’s black?

The man replied we must show we’re not a segregated neighborhood or the do-gooders will get involved. More can be found at https://www.census.gov/2020census and at http://www.gao.gov/highrisk/2020_decennial_census/why_did_study#t=0 and at http://www.gao.gov/key_issues/2020_census/issue_summary#t=0 and at https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/programs-surveys/decennial/2020-census/2015_FRN_summar.pdf

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