Yes, certainly sounds suspicious to me....

Is there such a thing as a "racial identity instrument"?  Is that really
legal, I wonder....

Rekha Gandhi, MLS
Morristown Memorial Hospital
Morristown, NJ 07962
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-----Original Message-----
From: Yu,Teresa C [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 5:56 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: racial identity instruments

Racial identity instruments.  Interesting question.

I normally use a pair of eyes to differentiate black from white.  Of course,
they are faulty devises.  I won't be able to tell if what I think is a white
person actually possess a few ounces of black blood.  There ought to be a
law clearly identifies and defines  the "racial blood" so we can
identify/classify a person's race.  How else can we tell a child with
white/black/brown/yellow mixed blood what race s/he is?

Please do share with the list when you get the information on racial
identity assessment scales.   Thank you.

Teresa C. Yu

p.s. FYI, I am suffering from the post-July 4th syndrome.  Heard too many
American the Beautiful.

        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Beth Transue [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
        Sent:   Thursday, July 05, 2001 11:37 AM
        To:     [log in to unmask]
        Subject:        racial identity instruments

        I know this is a little off-topic, but I am hoping someone from this
        can help me find the source of two racial identity scales.

        I am looking to review/purchase the following racial identity scales
for a
        corporate project. Does anyone know whom I should contact to do
this? I am
        unfamiliar with obtaining identity assessment scales.

        1. Black Racial Identity Assessment Scale
        2. White Racial Identity Assessment Scale

        Does anyone have any information about these two scales? thanks...

        Beth Transue, Librarian
        Alzheimers Disease Education and Referral Center
        Johnson, Bassin & Shaw
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        (301) 495-1080 phone
        (301) 587-4352 fax