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r they racist?

i still cant get why do they want to know whats your race? this questions is everywhere..wherever you go...any application you are filling you need to show your race....school, hospital, job place..just everywhere...why?

 
MAHA

Asked by MAHA at 12:48 AM on Mar. 16, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Doctors and dentist ask because there are diseases that certain races are at higher risk of and they want to make sure they diagnosis it quickly. If someone is having problems and it can be many diseases but only one of the diseases is one that they are at higher risk of the doctor will check that first.

    JAIRATRACI

    Answer by JAIRATRACI at 1:49 AM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Well on the Census, I think they just want a general idea of the breakdown of races in the US. However, by putting SOOOOO much emphasis on race EVERY WHERE you go and on EVERY form, it is kind of defeating the purpose of trying to make race not an issue.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:49 AM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Im not about Census, that I can undertstand wjhy......why the manager wants to know your race>if im in front of him & resume on his desk?? why school requires that?? or even dentist//??
    MAHA

    Answer by MAHA at 1:10 AM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • It's because of the equal opportunity thing. They have to show that they are employing, treating, and educating members of all races. Plus with schools they just like to know what the make up of the school is.

    JAIRATRACI

    Answer by JAIRATRACI at 1:32 AM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • now I understand ..thank you, girls. :)
    MAHA

    Answer by MAHA at 2:10 AM on Mar. 16, 2010

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