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August 04, 2010

This birth certificate is a fake


The proof.

What has been staring everyone in the face is the effects of political correctness and no one has seen it. The beauty of this liberal political correctness is that the person who forged this document got caught in their own trap of affirmative action hyphenated Americans.

The argument is at the link (hat tip to the Father of the Flea).

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 4, 2010 06:48 AM


The problem with that argument is that it assumes a hospital some other objective third party fills out the form using uniform categories and decides what is written. And that's not true.

The forms are filled out by the parents, so they can put whatever they want in those little boxes, and the registrar is going to accept it.

For example, this 1973 reprint of a 1907 certificate of live birth, where the parents races are listed as "American" and "Hawaiian".

Those wouldn't be considered races by the pseudo-science of the day, but there they are, nonetheless. On self-reported forms you can get all kinds of weirdness.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 4, 2010 07:41 AM

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