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Race and Ethnicity are Meaningless Human Constructs

Stop trying to force everyone into predefined categories

Key Points

  • Surveys like the Census that ask questions around race and ethnicity are inherently flawed because they predetermine the possible selections for deeply held personal ideas about identity.

  • Americans are having more difficulty filling in these fields for a plethora of reasons and are skipping these questions or entering confusing answers, yielding unhelpful supposition.

  • Only by allowing free rein responses to questions like these can we get useful data that can be analyzed and re-evaluated over time.


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