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Old January 31, 2020, 01:04 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by dogtown tom
.....The government racial/ethnic categories are inorganic, poorly drafted, bear on matters on which there is a genuine diversity of views, and are collected by a government that ideally wouldn't discriminate amongst people based on those categories. The government definition for "Black" includes the word "Black"; this fairly leads people to a conclusion that the people who drafted the definitions either aren't bright, or that they settled on compromises in definition that are not well considered.
Yet a significant number of Americans prefer the term "Black" because...
Which doesn't make using a word to define the same word any smarter or sufficient.

We find the same lack of thought in federal code defining gross income as " income from whatever source derived...". Emphasis added.

If you don't know what "Black" or "income" means, those attempted definitions aren't going to tell you what they mean.
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