Right, it speaks volumes about how arbitrary and ill-conceived our conception of "race" is, despite the confidence with which people use it as a label and the significance it has on billions of lives.

I get that most people could care less about semiotics, but it's always seemed strange how few people, especially in America, notice that "race" can refer to skin color (White, Black), geographic origin (Asian), or religion (Jew).

Even if you just shrugged and accepted that it's an intrinsically vague term, the fact that nobody seemed to notice or care that these criteria can overlap and even contradict one another said a lot about how little thought most people place on it.

So there's this thing called privacy