NCLEJ Urges Federal Agencies to Update Their Standards for Collecting and Reporting Race and Ethnicity Data

NCLEJ submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget supporting the revision of their standards for data collection on race and ethnicity. These standards affect everything from the Census to health care data collection. We contend that communities of color must be properly counted to be better represented in major policy and funding decisions. Our comments directly oppose the baseless and racist submissions by the Heritage Foundation and their supporters, who wished to keep the standards from 20 years ago.