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T0WERM0NKEY t1_is0isjx wrote

Why list race? Lots of people don't fall neatly into race boxes.


speederaser t1_is29oqp wrote

Probably for visual identification right? But I agree, race is obviously a bad solution. What if we instead assigned everyone a hexadecimal color code like in MS Paint? That would be much more effective.


T0WERM0NKEY t1_is2vflg wrote

Just don't list it at all. It's a problematic concept to begin with


speederaser t1_is32oq5 wrote

That's an option, I'm just seeing if we can improve upon the original reason it was put there. If it's so the Silver Alert system works, then that's pretty important, we can just decouple it from Race.


T0WERM0NKEY t1_is3fh2p wrote

The original reason is that we used to use very rudimentary concepts to differentiate people.


speederaser t1_is3lan3 wrote

Agreed. Hex color codes would be a modern solution.


T0WERM0NKEY t1_is401tz wrote

For what? There's a photo of the person right there. Just look.


speederaser t1_is44c1h wrote

Well when licenses were invented they probably couldn't just send a quick pic of the person. So color id was necessary. If that was the reason behind it, then we could eliminate any need to list race or color because everybody has cell phones now.