Monday, May 05, 2008

"Lots of people assume that race is obvious, clear-cut, easy-to-define. Because of this, we often find it easy to place people in boxes, or assign racial labels that may or may not be accurate.

Usually, mislabeling amounts to nothing more than an awkward experience for one or both individuals involved. But in some contexts, such as in the medical field - where exam results, dignoses, and treatment plans may depend on racial categories - the results of mislabeling can be much more signficant such as missed diagnoses, incorrect diagnoses and/or inappropriate treatment protocols.

Take a look at the following famous faces and see if you can accurately identify their racial makeup."

Click on picture to take the test.

I suck.

(Image from Willamette)