I was listening to NPR today, and I heard the term "legally black." I laughed my ass off for a minute, and then it dawned on me that these people were serious.

How do you classify yourself "legally black" or "legally white"? Is there some precedent on the books that I don't know about? I know people who LOOK white, but ARE black. Where do they fit in? Is somebody going to sue over this?

I think it's ridiculous that we classify ourselves as "black" and "white" in the first place. Tacking the word "legally" to the front just disappoints me more.

I bet a lot of the worlds problems would go away if we just used one word to describe ourselves: people.

I'll take my answer off the air, Juan.