Then there is the issue of adoption. Are they asking about my child's DNA or cultural affiliation? And to make matters worse, is race an issue of skin pigmentation, mother tongue, where your great grandparents were born, or the shape of your eyes?
I ran across this article which suggested writing "American" for race on the upcoming census form.
Instead, we should answer Question 9 by checking the last option — "Some other race" — and writing in "American." It's a truthful answer but at the same time is a way for ordinary citizens to express their rejection of unconstitutional racial classification schemes. In fact, "American" was the plurality ancestry selection for respondents to the 2000 census in four states and several hundred counties.
So remember: Question 9 — "Some other race" — "American". Pass it on.
I really like that idea. However, as a casual genealogist, I don't want to make it harder for my great-great grandchildren to get information about me.
I think I will follow this suggestion for Question 9 and indicate that our household is "American," but I will make sure I leave a well documented family tree for my children.
Hat tip: Instapundit