AMERICA’S CHILDREN: Free to choose? “They should have the freedom to become African American, Hispanic, or even Native American. Whose to say they should be oppressed by biology? Did not Michael Jackson become the first trans-ethnic person? Why can’t others aspire to achieve such a state of being? Or in feminist speak, why should my children be oppressed by the tyranny of racial assignment?” Race certainly has less of a biological foundation than sex. As Ta-Nehisi Coates says, “Race is such bullshit.”