Thursday, September 16, 2004

Name Games - The folly in the attempts to define "African-American." By Richard Thompson?Ford: "Arguments about the correct definition of racial identity are this century's version of medieval scholastic theologians' debates about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. They seem to be of vital moral and spiritual importance, involving many contested terms, conceptual puzzles, and facts not in evidence. They're a great way for smart people to pass the time until the bartender pours the next round."

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