Saturday, April 3, 2010

-asked to declare his race, Obama check black

Today's New York Times offers something that feels a little like politically correct backpedaling.

"Negro? Some people objected to this anachronistic term, but the bureau said it was still used by many older blacks. The race question dates from the first congressional reapportionment. Now it ia used to evaluate equal-opportunity employment programs, to describe anti-discrimination rules, and to assess disparities in health, education, and other chrartacterisric."

Look, I want everyone to have the right to live without discrimination. I just can't decide whether or not I ahould feel offended about the bureau's wording.

Thoughts? Comments? Ideas?

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