MINOT, N.D. — What does it mean to be American?
An important question as we watch our nation tear itself apart over cultural and political differences.
It’s a stupid proposal. “American” is not a race. Not only would that option undermine the usefulness of the information being collected — racial data is important for everything from health to economic policy — but Americans are a very diverse group.
To be an American is to be, well, just about any race you could imagine.