Florida Sun-Sentinel-South Florida 100-Opinion April 7, 2018

  Clarence V. McKee, president, McKee Communications

Last week: It’s amazing how many are upset that a question on citizenship will be included in the 2020 census form. They argue that such a question will lead to an under-count of minority and immigrant communities and that it will misrepresent the U.S. population. As a black American, I say “Yes” to whether such a question should be included. Blacks’ ancestors were brutalized and paid in blood, and the nation fought a Civil War over their right to citizenship, which was not gained until the adoption of the 13th Amendment ending slavery and the 14th Amendment which guaranteed that right.

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