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Managing an Identity Crisis: Forum Guide to Implementing New Federal Race and Ethnicity Categories
NFES 2008-802
October 2008

Exhibit 5.1 Full List of Sixty-four Possible Combinations of New Race and Ethnicity Codes as Found in NCES Statistical Standards Program


Race/Ethnicity Hispanic/Latino Non-Hispanic/Latino
Single Race
White 1 33
Black or African American 2 34
Asian 3 35
American Indian or Alaska Native 4 36
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5 37
Combination of Two Races
White and Black or African American 6 38
White and Asian 7 39
White and American Indian or Alaska Native 8 40
White and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 9 41
Black or African American and Asian 10 42
Black or African American and American Indian or Alaska Native 11 43
Black or African American and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 12 44
Asian and American Indian or Alaska Native 13 45
Asian and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 14 46
American Indian or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 15 47
Combination of Three Races
White and Black or African American and Asian 16 48
White and Black or African American and American Indian or Alaska Native 17 49
White and Black or African American and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 18 50
White and Asian and American Indian or Alaska Native 19 51
White and Asian and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 20 52
White and American Indian or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 21 53
Black or African American and Asian and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 22 54
Black or African American and Asian and American Indian or Alaska Native 23 55
Black or African American and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and American Indian or Alaska Native 24 56
Asian and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and American Indian or Alaska Native 25 57
Combination of Four Races
White and Black or African American and Asian and American Indian or Alaska Native 26 58
White and Black or African American and American Indian or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 27 59
White and Asian and American Indian or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 28 60
White and Black or African American and American Indian or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 29 61
Black or African American and Asian and American Indian or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 30 62
Combination of Five Races
White and Black African American and Asian and American Indian or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 31 63
No Race Specified or Refused    
Includes not reported 32 64
SOURCE: NCES Statistical Standard Programs. The system was first introduced by Dennis Powell, formerly with the Illinois State Board of Education.
 
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