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proving status for racial or ethnic preference programs

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https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/lynnwood-man-tried-to-use-a-home-dna-test-to-qualify-as-a-minority-business-owner-he-was-denied-now-hes-suing/

The article is about a man using DNA tests to qualify for race-based or ethnicity-based contract preference programs. 

How soon before these questions pop up for the woman-owned small business (WOSB) program? What if a man decides he will self-identify as a woman and, as a total coincidence, win more federal contracts? What if more business owners decide to rely on small percentages of ancestry or even choose to self-identify as a part of favored races or ethnicities? 

Would the SBA Office of Hearing and Appeals decide such questions?

Has anyone heard of specific thresholds (percentage ancestry) to qualify for the various race-based or ethnicity-based federal contracting preference programs?

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4 hours ago, PepeTheFrog said:

Has anyone heard of specific thresholds (percentage ancestry) to qualify for the various race-based or ethnicity-based federal contracting preference programs?

With respect to college grants and scholarships reserved for certain socioeconomic classes, many use the 25% test. E.g., if you are 25% Hispanic then you can claim to be Hispanic when applying for (many but not all) grants and scholarships.

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