Date: Thu, 3 Nov 1994 23:17:44 -0800

From: Birrell Walsh birrell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WELL.SF.CA.US

Subject: Re: who is african american

On Thu, 3 Nov 1994, Shani Walker wrote:

Question to you: why do applications have a question regarding your

ethnic background? I know to answer the question is only optional, but

why is it asked in the first place? Do you have a theory?

Shani N. Walker

Morehead State University

Morehead, Kentucky

Our registrar told me that the government required it, so they could

prevent racism. No pschitte, really! And when I declined to fill it in,

she did.

Best laiud plans of mice and men, eh?