I live in an backward EU state, where is practically zero diversity (and subsequently zero positive discrimination), but I have been reading that this is a big topic in USA, where positive discrimination a.k.a. Affirmative action exists on universities and there also big push for diversity in companies, especially in IT companies. As I have written I have zero experiences with this, but I just was wondering why just people dont declare themself as what is required. I mean, if universities and companies crave for diversity, why cant for example white heterosexual man declare himself as African American transgender woman? Seems like perfect pitch for IVY universities and leading IT companies, because all of them are probably short on (unpublished) quotas for African American women. I understand, that some people would object on actual white male appearance, but what I know, actually there is broad political agreement, that there is no such thing as race and all humans originally came from Africa. So why a white looking person could not declare himself as African American? Also if you say, that you are transgender meaning, that you are man, but feeling to be a woman, how would they prove to you that you are not what do you declare? Im just guessing, but maybe the HR departments of companies would be happy with such solution of required quotas because of Federal contracts.