Proposal Adds Options for Students to Specify Race
The New York Times
Published: August 9, 2006
For years, some mixed-heritage students have rebelled against schools' and colleges' efforts to get them to identify themselves as one race or another. Now the federal Education Department has proposed new regulations that would let students circle as many categories as they want.
In releasing its proposal, the department is complying with guidelines set forth nine years ago by the Office of Management and Budget that mandated that people be allowed to mark more than one race on federally required forms.