Black people, Latinos, and Native Americans were undercounted during the United States 2020 national census, new US Census Bureau data showed, potentially affecting political representation and federal funding for communities with significant minority populations. Al Jazeera reports that for decades, the census has overcounted white people while undercounting people of colour, but those trends accelerated during the 2020 census, with the Latino population as well as that of Native Americans and Native Alaskans likely 5 percent too low, and more than 3 percent of Black people not included.