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Classified: The Untold Story of Racial Classification in America

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Racial classification is ubiquitous in American life. Job applications, university admissions, government contracts, and much more involve checking a box stating whether one is black, white, Asian, Hispanic, or Native American.
David Bernstein has written a surprising and revealing book on how these classifications came about, with the federal government playing a leading role.
The provocative book ends with a call for a separation of race and state. Commenting will be Jane Coaston, host of the New York Times’s podcast The Argument, and Prof. Robert Cottrol, a scholar of race and legal history at George Washington University Law School.
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September 7
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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The Cato Institute
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