Sunday, June 17, 2012
Politics and Race
Right now, I'm just going to blog about politics. Okay, I know, we're never supposed to talk about politics but that was then and this is now. I was watching Melissa Harris-Perry today (6-17-12) and the subject was white voters. What determines whether a person is white? Is it the way they look, where they live, what education they have? Or is it what they say they are? The recent census added a category called mixed race. What if someone is 1/8 black and 7/8 white. Are they white? And what if they are 1/3 Asian, 1/6 black and 1/2 white? Is there a blood test that determines race? I don't think so.