The three types of racial definitions

Answer the following questions based upon this article:

  1. In your own words, explain the three types of racial definitions (mystical definitions, biological definitions,
    and administrative definitions) (pp. 109-111). Which type of racial definition are you the most familiar with?
    Which racial definition do you think has been used the most to frame the construct of race in the United
    States? (5 points)
  2. Name five specific ways in which the official racial and ethnic classifications in the Census have been
    adjusted to reflect socio-historical changes in the US population. (5 points)
  3. The OMB Directive No. 15 was developed as a framework to the guide the federal government in
    collecting data on race and ethnicity in the US. In your own words, what is meaning of the statement in
    Directive No. 15, “These classifications should not be interpreted as being scientific or anthropological in
    nature” (OMB, 1977)? What have the racial/ethnic categories in Directive No. 15 been used for (pp. 117-
    118)? (5 points) The paper should be 275 words long