This paper reviews the arguments for maintaining a separate series of statistics for the white and nonwhite populations of the United States; only by maintaining factual data will it be possible to document inequality and discrimination. It then summarizes some white-nonwhite differentials: fertility, life expectancy, health, school attendance, educational attainment, and income. The human, social, and political implications are then reviewed.


Este trabajo hace una revisión de los argumentos para mantener series estadísticas separadas de las poblaciones blanca y no blanca de los Estados Unidos. Solo manteniendo estos datos de hechos, será posible documentar la desigualdad y discriminación. El trabajo resume algunas diferencias entre blancos y no blencoe: fertilidad, esperansa de vida, salud, escolaridad, nivel de educación e ingreso. También se revisan las implicaciones humanas, socialee y poluícae.

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