So, the census form for 2010 gives us the option to check "Negro" for race.
That image is from the linked article.
I can't decide whether the folk at the Census Bureau decided, "Hey, we have a black president; let's remind people how far we've come!" or "Grumble, grumble, let's remind them of their place in the not-so-long-ago past."
Because--and I can't speak for everyone--"Negro" certainly invokes thoughts of a much different era.