January 13, 2006

Largely unavailable in contemporary American society  

Jeremy Reff had a post a few days ago about the "race/ethnicity unknown" category on college applications and how it may have skewed reporting of university minority populations. Or rather, the post was about Jeremy's reaction to that discussion, in light of his particular ethnicity. I don't really have anything to add, except to say that his words really resonated with me as someone of similarly split ethnicity -- especially the bit about the peculiar freedom to "comment on race and from race."

(Also: is there some irony buried in the fact that I identify so strongly with remarks about indeterminate, or at leat unacknowledged, identity?)


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