The Clinton administration has finally apologized for the intern scandal.

"We deeply regret any role that the Census Bureau played" in helping the military intern Japanese Americans during WWII, said Martina Hone of the Commerce Department.

The statement came following a claim in a new research paper that the Census Bureau provided demographic data on Japanese Americans. For decades the Census Bureau had denied aiding internment.

Hone added: "We want to reassure the community it's not going to happen again."

Well, I can suggest one sure way to guarantee it won't ever happen again: Stop collecting information on race and ethnicity. The census short form contains six questions; two of them cover race and ethnicity. Have you looked at what the long form asks?

How in God's name does this have anything to do with what the Constitution mandates the Census do: Count each living American?

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