There are no clear-cut scientific definitions of race that can be used for these categories. For these reporting purposes, a person may be included in the group to which she or he appears to belong, identifies with, or is regarded in the community as belonging to. However, no person should check more than one race/ethnic category. General definitions are as follows:
a. The category “White” (not of Hispanic origin): All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa or the Middle East.
b. The category “Black” (not of Hispanic origin): All persons having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
c. The category “Hispanic”: All persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
d. The category “Asian or Pacific Islander”: All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands. This area includes, for example, China, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands, and Samoa.
e. The category “American Indian or Alaskan Native”: All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North America, and who maintain cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.
The definition to be used for “Handicapped” is as follows:
A handicapped individual is any person: Who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one.