"You gotta tell us how white you are before you can register for classes, kiddo."
September 11, 2008 8:08 PM Subscribe
Can a university require a current student to give racial data?
posted by letahl to society & culture (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My friend just got an email from his university that he needs to inform them of his race, for his file. Kindly, they've put his account on hold, so that he can't register for next semester, until he complies.
This doesn't sound kosher to me. Anyone ever heard of a right to refuse to give your race, even if it will be used solely for administrative purposes?
If you can cite me a case, even better. I could not find anything on point with this particular issue.
P.S. Please inform me of your race when answering this question, or your account will be put on hold pending your compliance.