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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] OT How many races are there?
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 20:47:53 -0600
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Welcome to the modern world of "identity politics".

As the gov and all their hangers on remind us every day, there's lots of
money at stake in its distribution.
My gas and electric bill yesterday even had a little blurb reminding me to
fill out my census for the good of the money which could come to my

However, given my North Sea Mixed Mutt racial make up, I don't think I help
the local cause.

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Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8:35 PM
Subject: [DNA] OT How many races are there?

>I wonder if anyone here can answer my question: how many races are there?
> Those who are living in the USA probably have received the US census
> form.
> On it are listed races such as Japanese, Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino,
> Korean, Vietnamese, Native Hawaiian, Guamanian, Chamorro, Samoan, other
> Asian and other Pacific Islander. There is also White, Black, African Am
> or
> Negro, American Indian or Alaskan Native.
> I must have slept through some class (either sociology or anthropology) or
> missed reading articles on this because I didn't know there so many races.
> Thanks.
> Nora
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