How Should a Bureaucrat Proceed if He Doubts a Contractor's Self-Declared Race?

For federal transportation contracting and for Small Business Administration progams, it's advantageous to have one's business certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, or DBE. The simplest way of gaining DBE status is for the business to be at least 51% owned by a member of one of the "official" minority groups–Asian American, Black, Hispanic, Native American, or…

This story appeared on, 2023-03-18.
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