Monday, March 15, 2010

Census


Got my census form, just like the letter last week said I would. Thank you for the warning, superfluous letter.

They want to know my race. I don’t intend to reify socially constructed (that is, not actually existing) categories by answering this one. Will probably write “none.” Thoughts?

(Just checked the ol’ archives to see what I did in 2000. I was thinking about none then too, or something from the Star Trek universe. 3 days later I wrote, “In 1941 the Census Bureau told the government where to find Japanese Americans for internment. I may have to rethink the idea of listing my race as Romulan.”)

Update: I hear vampires are very popular among the kids these days. Maybe I should write that.

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