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From: Robert Stafford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] OT How many races are there?
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:27:54 -0500
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They looked into using a term other than race. However, race conveys the
closest meaning to the general population.

It takes a bit of marketing to get people, especially fairly recent
immigrants, to turn in the census. They may self-identify with these groups
better than larger groupss. They considered removing Negro, but many Blacks

Bob Stafford

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 9:35 PM, <> wrote:

> 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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