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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] OT How many races are there?
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 07:53:25 -0600
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No, I think I hurt the cause by promoting my neighbors to look to the nanny
state for their goodies. But like a law-abiding soul I did fill out and
send in my census form.

And I believe you are wrong in saying federal funds are not distributed in
part on the basis of peoples' self-described races or ethnicities. We have
a Department of Justice right now actively investigating a whole bunch of
institutions to see if their "racial balance outcomes" are satisfactory to
them. Beware the university, for example, which does not meet some desired

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jennifer Hochschild" <>

> actually, the funds distributed by the federal government using census
> data (about $435 billion in FY 2007) depend on the number of people in a
> given geographic area, and sometimes on their income or other
> characteristic (e.g. disability). The funds are NOT distributed
> according to race or ethnicity, however defined. So, Ken, by filling out
> your census form you do indeed help the local cause.
> JH

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