The concept of race, as used by the Census Bureau, reflects self-identification by individuals according to the race or races with which they identify.
The instruction before question 5, "For this survey, Hispanic origins are not races" reflects the federal government's treatment of Hispanic origin and race as separate and distinct concepts. People who identify their origin as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be of any race.
People may choose to provide two or more races either by marking two or more race response boxes, by providing multiple write-in responses, or by some combination of marking boxes and writing in responses.
If you mark the "American Indian or Alaska Native" box, also print the name of the tribe(s) in which the person is enrolled. If the person is not enrolled in a tribe, print the name of the principal tribe.
If you mark the "Other Asian" box, print the name of the specific race(s) or group(s) in the space provided. The category "Other Asian" includes persons who identify themselves as Laotian, Thai, Pakistani, Cambodian, Sri Lankan, and so on.
If you mark the "Other Pacific Islander" box, print the name of the specific race(s) or group(s) in the space provided. The category "Other Pacific Islander" includes persons who identify themselves as Fijian, Tongan, Polynesian, Tahitian and so on.
If you mark the "Some other race" box, print the race(s) or group(s) in the space provided.
This question should be answered by ALL persons.