What Is "your" Race?: The Census and Our Flawed Efforts to Classify Americans


America is preoccupied with race statistics--perhaps more than any other nation. Do these statistics illuminate social reality and produce coherent social policy, or cloud that reality and confuse social policy? Does America still have a color line? Who is on which side? Does it have a different race line--the nativity line--separating the native born from the foreign born?


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