Race has sticky properties. Much like the classic 'tar baby' encountered in the Uncle Remus and Br'er Rabbit tales, once you make the error of putting a hand in or on it, it becomes very hard to extract one's self from the incredibly adaptive and adhesive grasp of race.
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race
The Du Bois Review (DBR) is a scholarly, multidisciplinary, and multicultural journal devoted to social science research and criticism about race. Launched in the spring of 2004, the journal provides a forum for discussion and increased understanding of race and society from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, law, communications, public policy, psychology, linguistics, and history.