Understanding and Measuring Latino Racial and Ethnic Identity

Answering questions about race in the census and other surveys often cause individuals who identify as Latino to pause. This is because they are often asked to choose between selecting a racial category that does not fully represent their Latino identity or not answering the race question. Most survey questions also do not reflect the complex ways that Latino ethnicity and race interact.

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families is hosting a webinar focused on understanding and measuring Latino racial and ethnic identity. Panelists Dr. Julie Dowling and Dr. Mark Hugo Lopez will discuss the following:

  1. Conceptual issues surrounding the measurement of race and ethnicity in Latino populations
  2. Challenges with current approaches to measuring race and ethnicity among Latino populations
  3. Proposed solutions for measuring racial and ethnic identity more accurately, including the measurement of mixed-race identity

When:  Oct 6, 2022 from 13:00 to 14:00 (ET)