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Categorizing races

“Categorizing races,” Carmel Pine Cone – June 23, 2023

In his excellent report, “Residents skeptical of pricey DEI consultant for P.G.,” Kelly Nix, writes that the Pacific Grove DEI wants to pay SEED, a Southern California consulting firm, over $356,000 to devise a plan to make Pacific Grove “more equitable and inclusive.” He also notes that Seed did a similar assessment for Dublin, Calif. in 2001. Seed recommended that Dublin’s boards and commissions ask applicants to “disclose their race, gender, and income levels.”

It’s very hard to categorize race in a country where there is so much intermarriage. You need to make fine distinctions. But here’s an idea. Maybe the DEI Task Force could investigate how South Africa’s apartheid government discriminated among various races.

David R. Henderson, Pacific Grove