Why does the comment card ask Hispanics to identify themselves separately from other ethnic groups?

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Why does the comment card ask Hispanics to identify themselves separately from other ethnic groups?

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A2. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the approving agency for CE visitor satisfaction surveys, regards ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic) and race (Asian, black, white, etc.) as separate demographic attributes. In an effort to promote consistency within the Federal Government, OMB requires all U.S. Government agencies that collect demographic data from the public to ask for ethnic and racial identify in separate questions.

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