Red Cross “races” my blood. Why?

mara-1Mara Leveritt,
Little Rock, AR.

When I donate blood to the Red Cross someone looks at me and identifies me as “Caucasian” on their form. No person can identify “race” for another, but this has gone on for years, even though I decline to be racially classified. How many institutions, government and private, that are supposed to be based on–or even teach–science, perpetuate this anachronism? It’s time for “racial identification” to go the way of witch-burning.

 

Red Cross “races” my blood. Why?

mara-1Mara Leveritt,
Little Rock, AR.

When I donate blood to the Red Cross someone looks at me and identifies me as “Caucasian” on their form. No person can identify “race” for another, but this has gone on for years, even though I decline to be racially classified. How many institutions, government and private, that are supposed to be based on–or even teach–science, perpetuate this anachronism? It’s time for “racial identification” to go the way of witch-burning.

Red Cross “races” my blood. Why?

mara-1Mara Leveritt,
Little Rock, AR.

When I donate blood to the Red Cross someone looks at me and identifies me as “Caucasian” on their form. No person can identify “race” for another, but this has gone on for years, even though I decline to be racially classified. How many institutions, government and private, that are supposed to be based on–or even teach–science, perpetuate this anachronism? It’s time for “racial identification” to go the way of witch-burning.

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