If skin color is just a genetic trait why not classify race by eye color? Or even blood type? Who decided race was based on skin color?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:48 AM on Oct. 2, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Just refuse to check the race box. On most things it's not required, you won't get in trouble if you don't. Race is the most easily distinguishable thing to identify people you don't know. It's easily seen if you have white or black or some shade of tan skin. (The WHITE woman in the GREEN coat...) As for why all white people are considered the same, I think it's because when we (our ancestors) came to America, they were supposed to leave their old affiliations behind. They were no longer Germans or Irish or whatever, they were Americans. I don't know why they have Hispanic on the "race" forms, Hispanic is a culture, or actually several cultures, not a race, there are white Hispanics and black Hispanics.
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