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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: [DNA] OT - politics
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:27:58 -0400
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Ken Nordtvedt
> Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 9:53 AM
> To: ;
> Subject: Re: [DNA] OT How many races are there?
>
> 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
> "outcomes".
>
> ----- 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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