- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 8, 2001

Columnist Ben Wattenberg is right: the Census should stop tracking race (“Pigeonhole proliferation,” Commentary, April 5). But if this change is not made in the 2010 Census, there is something we can do about it. In the 2000 Census, one of the options under “race” was to mark “other” and then fill in a blank. If a significant percentage of the population would mark “other” and write in something ambiguous, such as “American,” then everyone´s race data will be worthless which is almost as good as abolishing the irrelevant question.


PETER GIESSEL

Ann Arbor, Mich.

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