Race/Ethnic Identification Codes
The concept of race as used by
the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not
denote clearcut scientific definitions of anthropological
origins. For the purposes of this report, an employee may be
included in the group to which he or she appears to belong,
identifies with, or is regarded in the community as belonging.
However, no person should be counted in more than one race/ethnic
The five race/ethnic categories are defined as follows:
White (not of Hispanic Origin) - A person
having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North
Africa, or the Middle East.
Black (not of Hispanic Origin) - A person
having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
Hispanic - A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central
or South America or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless
Asian or Pacific Islander - A person
having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East,
Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Island.
This area includes, for example, China, Indian, Japan, Korea, the
Philippine Islands, and Samoa.
American Indian or Alaskan Native -
A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North
America, and who maintains cultural identification through tribal
affiliation or community recognition.