Explainer 59 - Why (and How) Does OMB Classify Americans’ Race? A Brief History

RTP's Fourth Branch Podcast

Oct 11 2023 • 48 mins

It may surprise some to know that the government has definitive racial classifications for Americans, and it can be still further intriguing to find that the agency tasked with collecting, recording, and managing this data is the Office of Management and Budget. In this podcast, Prof. David Bernstein, author of Classified: The Untold Story of Racial Classification in America, joins us for an explanation of why this is and how we got here.
Featuring:

Prof. David Bernstein, University Professor of Law and Executive Director, Liberty & Law Center, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

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