Submitted by Joanne Baban Morales on Sunday 1st November 2020
Published on Monday 14th December 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Monday 14th June 2021
Current Signatures: 7,554
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Include Latinx/Hispanic as an ethnic group in the 2021 census
I want the UK Government to acknowledge the huge population of Latinx/Hispanics here in the UK by adding a box allowing us to specifically designate this as our ethnic origin in the census form. We are not white, black, Asian, and certainly not ‘other’.
The UK population is extremely diverse. Census forms having a box for most races/ethnicities allows recognition, understanding and in turn opportunity.
Latinx/Hispanics have a huge population here in the UK, however we always seem to struggle with our identity here, we aren't acknowledged but simply put into the ‘other’ box. This is not a true reflection of the population. In the USA the Census Bureau lets people identify as Latinx/Hispanic, we want the same here in the UK.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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