by Ashley S. Moss on Jun 13, 2018 Uncategorized
Other types of identity point out how arbitrary certain labels and designations are. One of these is race, which is marked on some birth certificates. Vivian Morris was born in 1969 in Montgomery, Alabama__the town where Rosa Parks famously refused to move to the back of the bus. On Morris's birth certificate, her Korean mother was listed as white. At the time, there weren't standard racial categories to choose from, and registration officials had more say.
Some logistical hurdles have been tackled with more funding and resources to vital registration systems, or by making registration more convenient for parents. For instance, Tanzanian parents can register their children via text message, and mobile clinics in Indonesian villages bring birth certificates to new parents. The governance and trust issues, however, are more challenging to address.