Also here's another: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXHP-168
the image shows that the Race column was left blank, but the Indexers have made them all White.
This could be why the page displays, then goes blank, then displays, then goes blank, sits there forever with a whirly circle. It's feeling embarrassed. It displayed OK until I saw this little problem and went to report it here.
Thank you for your questions regarding the indexing of this 1860 U S Census record.
While the indexer and reviewer should technically have marked the Race field as Blank, I am posting a Snip of the Census image showing what is most likely the reason they indexed everyone on this page as White.
The tallies at the bottom of the page show that all of the individuals listed on the page, both male and female are white. There are 23 males and 17 females listed on the document.
I hope this helps.
Just in passing ...
Further to; and, in support of, what 'LindaCP' has already proffered ...
As an aside ...
It is most likely, that the "indexers", DID, in fact, mark the "Field"; as, "Blank" ...
That Said ...
That was, most probably, later "Overwritten", by the "System"; BEFORE, the "Index" was actually "Uploaded'.
Due to the aforementioned ...
Just my thoughts.
I don't know who tolerates racism in this companies offices, but please, be mature and don't bring it here; Stop assuming my family is "african-american" without proof. From my parents back, on my fathers' side, are all 'choctaw' Indian and I need you to revert all the unnecessary changes you made. Purposely whitewashing and contorting history has been done for way too long. Tikba ihiya mih k issa. Stop doing that. Feel free to call your own relatives "african-american", not mine. So issa, micha chi haklo la chike.
Welcome to the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
'FamilySearch' (ie. the Church), DOES NOT, tolerate "Racism".
And, most importantly ...
This particular post, has NOTHING whatsoever to do, with "Racism".
This post relates to the "Indexing" Part, of 'FamilySearch'.
Please DO NOT bring up matters, that have NO relevance, to the matter at hand.
Your 'Comment' was neither, constructive; nor, relevant, in relation to this particular post.
IF, you are inferring, that some of the "Details", of your Ancestors, in your "Ancestral" Lines, in the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch', have been "Changed" by ANOTHER User/Patron; THEN, please advise of the circumstances, in a NEW, separate, post, in "FamilySearch Help", under the 'Category' of either:
[ 1 ]
'Category' = Family Tree
HOME > FAMILYSEARCH HELP > FAMILY TREE
[ 2 ]
'Category' = General Questions
HOME > FAMILYSEARCH HELP > GENERAL QUESTION
Where, Participants, in this "Community.FamilySearch' Forum, are willing to help/assist; where, the can.
Just in case you were not aware ...
As you advise, that your Paternal "Ancestry", is that of 'Choctaw' Indian ...
There is a 'Group', in the "Groups" Section of this "Community.FamilySearch" Forum, that you may wish to consider "Joining" (especially, if your are not already a member).
The members of the 'Groups', are only too will to help/assist; where, they can.
And, please be aware, that one must "Join" a 'Group', to submit a post, in a 'Group'.
The particular 'Group" to which I refer is:
HOME > GROUPS > FIRST NATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA
PLEASE keep your, 'Posts; and, 'Comments', DEVOID of matters pertaining "Racism"; as, such has NO relevance here.
'Thank You' in advance.
I hope, that this may help/assist, somewhat.
I know of no instance where the computer 'corrects' fields unless you consider ignoring capitalizations and punctuation is correcting. The computer does do that unless instructed specifically by a contract to include them.
NOT a "Computer"; but, the "Administrators"/"Administration", of the particular ("Indexing") "Project".
ie. AFTER, the "Indexing"; and, "Reviewing", has been COMPLETED; but, PRIOR, to being published.
[ ie. via/through the "System" ... ]
This really isn't a problem for indexing. I don't know from the post that we can assume this was a "computer or system" that made the change. Could it be another researcher who made the change in the shared tree? No one is "white-washing" or changing anyone's history through indexing. We type what we see.
I have spent a lot of time indexing old records where the race column is written as W, C, B, N, M or White, Colored, Black, Negro or Mulatto. We copy exactly what is written on the document. Subtle differentiations become quite apparent when the race column will show both colored and black on the same documents. This is especially true in the slave records.
The history of the Choctaw and the Five Tribes, and their role as slave owners is complex. I have read that by the 1830's more than 3000 African-Americans lived amongst the tribes. By the start of the Civil War, more than 8000 people were enslaved in Indian Territory (14% of the population). Former slaves also lived as free people among the tribes. Other interesting topics for study are the treaties with the southern Indian Nations prior to and after the Civil War and the plight of the Choctaw Freedmen and their ancestors which continues today. The internet provides us with amazing educational opportunities to read the actual documents and come to our own conclusions regarding our history.
Indexing not only helps with Family History, but, it also can expand our minds and lead us to study and learn the history of the world.