March 23, 2010, 8 p.m. -The census campaign for a group of Latino organizations is supporting the Afro-Latino Forum's campaign encouraging Afro-Latinos to acknowledge their Black and Latino heritage in the 2010 Census.
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"Latinos have always acknowledged their multi-raciality but tend to emphasize their European and some distant indigenous ancestors," Jiménez-Román said. "This is an opportunity to recognize that some Browns are browner than other Browns, that some Blacks are also Latinos and that many Latinos are victims of racialas well as culturaldiscrimination. We are questioning the facile Black versus Brown paradigm and proposing a unifying Black and Brown."
"It's Time: Get Counted" was launched after the immigration marches on April 10, 2006. The program aims to help Latinos register to vote, participate in the census and encourages eligible immigrants to apply for citizenship.
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Miriam Jiménez-Román, the forum's co-founder and executive
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