What Is Your Race?
The Census and Our Flawed Efforts to Classify Americans
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $30.95|
| Book Description: |
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? You might expect to answer these and similar questions with the government's "statistical races." Not...