[Ads-l] "ethnic fraud"

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Thu May 27 17:35:18 UTC 2021

>From an forthcoming article in next Sunday's NYTimes:

 It’s a problem that has been known at least since 1992, when, in an early use
of the term “ethnic fraud” in a newspaper, The Detroit News published an
investigation into what were then known as box-checkers: students who identify
as Native American on their college applications.

The Times on-line notes: A version of this article appears in print on May 30,
2021, Page 26 of the Sunday Magazine with the headline: The Genealogy of a

I don't find it in the OED.


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998.

But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
your lowly tomb. . .
L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112

The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
picture of his great-grandfather.)

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