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On July 31, 2020

Bell Ringer: Latinx and the Census

Census Data and the Constitution

In this clip from Latinos and the 2010 Census, Arturo Vargas defines what the Constitution says about the Census and who should be counted as well as who has access to that data.


These two video clips discuss 2010 and 2020 census data and the Latinx population. They deal with the importance of counting full population as well as who is counted and how census data can be used.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Who is counted in the census?
  • According to Arturo Vargas, why are some people reluctant to complete the census?
  • Who can access the census data?
  • According to Arturo Vargas, what is the goal of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials regarding the 2020 Census?
  • How does the Trump Administration want to use Census data? What do you think the consequences of this use could be?
  • Based on the 14th Amendment, describe the Census Bureau's policy on counting undocumented immigrants as Arturo Vargas explains.
  • [Discussion] What can be done to promote taking the census in underrepresented communities?

Additional Resource



    • Census
    • Civic Participation
    • Constitution
    • Enumeration
    • Foreclosure
    • Policy Memorandum
    • Reapportionment


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