“NAACP lawsuit seeks to prevent undercount of minority communities”


The NAACP said it is planning to file a lawsuit against the Census Bureau, the secretary of commerce and President Trump to force a more accurate count of minority populations such as those residing in Prince George’s County, Md., which had one of the highest undercounts nationwide in the last census.

Calling the government’s preparation for the 2020 count “conspicuously deficient,” the lawsuit will allege that the census violates a constitutional mandate to count all the people in the country and disproportionately harms African American and Hispanic populations.

The civil rights organization’s national headquarters, along with its Prince George’s branch and the county, said it plans to file the lawsuit, which also names the bureau director and the United States, on Wednesday.

See also this press release.

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