Very good article, Mr. Jackson. I've had the "race" conversation with people from many different ethnic backgrounds, and I always ask them thre same question: How long have you been________ (black, Jewish, Asian, Irish, etc.)? The usual answer is "I was born that way"! Well, I was born white. As I recall (I think) I DID NOT HAVE A CHOICE IN THE MATTER, so what is the point? I thought we were beyond all of this racial horsehockey.