doctorow at May 27th, 2014 18:01 — #1
sigmund at May 27th, 2014 18:39 — #2
I find it interesting that they have a field called "Hispanic: Y/N", instead of "What does this person look like?" with several options. What does being hispanic triggers in the system?
joshuap at May 27th, 2014 18:49 — #3
I find it amazing that they still use the somewhat antiquated word 'race'. In New Zealand we would use 'ethnicity' - not a perfect replacement and it has its own issues but at least it is more about personal identity. Race on the other hand is a largely arbitrary label based on skin colour and nose shape and whatever other criteria the observer chooses. I'm happy that our law enforcement officers don't use the word 'white' too but the drop in replacement euphemism 'caucasian' is also troubling.
doctorow at June 1st, 2014 18:01 — #4
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