Official definitions of race and ethnicity in American law reveal a great deal about public policy in an environment of ethnic pluralism. Despite some ambiguity over who is black or Hispanic or an Aleut, relatively few people fall between the wide cracks in the American patchwork of identity classifications. Those cracks, however, tell us a great deal about the ambivalence of the American polity toward ethnicity.
Research Article| January 01 2003
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Ashton Wesley Welch; Ethnic and Racial Definitions as Manifestations of American Public Policy. Ethnic Studies Review 1 January 2003; 26 (2): 1–26. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/esr.2003.26.2.1
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