Douglas Kmiec posts a reasonable, if myopic, little article, positing that, as in the blurb, ” Rigid ratios of white, non-white only indulge ugly stereotypes.”
I’d like to go one step further.
Stop discussing race at all.
Why? Because race is irrelevant. And it’s irrelevant because race doesn’t exist. There’s no such thing. It’s a bad theory that, like phlogiston, has been replaced by DNA and genetics. And not only has genetics killed that off, but the newly-emerging field of epi-genetics is starting to tell us, quite distinctly, that genes are mutable, activatable, and de-activatable, by no means a hardcoded map to our future. The only reason we worry about race is because of the horrific stew of poisons and historical damage floating all around our culture, left over by (generally) well-meaning people working from a horribly ignorant understanding. And using the term in any active way forces you to buy into all of the damage, rather than simply begin to cut a clean slate and fix it for good.
The best way to heal said wounds is to give a leg up to the needy, whoever they are, and to actively discourage any use, any use at all, no matter how high-minded, of this world-is-flat, outdated theory.