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The White House wants to add a new racial category to the US census

The White House wants a new racial category for people from the Middle East and North Africa. Right now, people from that area of the world are considered white, according to U.S. census data. If the proposal is approved, a new racial category could be on government forms as early as 2020. SEE MORE: Why Many Arab-Americans Check 'White' On The US Census The new category would be called MENA and would cover people from countries in those two regions.
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If approved, a new "MENA" box could be added to 2020 census forms.        


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