Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Oh, I like this idea about the Census race question--pass it along

Via Bookworm Room, Mark Krikorian over at The Corner has an answer to the race question on the Census form instead of lying or skipping the question altogether:
Instead, we should answer Question 9 by checking the last option — "Some other race" — and writing in "American." It's a truthful answer but at the same time is a way for ordinary citizens to express their rejection of unconstitutional racial classification schemes. In fact, "American" was the plurality ancestry selection for respondents to the 2000 census in four states and several hundred counties.
So remember: Question 9 — "Some other race" — "American". Pass it on.

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