column is about some broad questions raised by Hansen, a longshot in this Saturday's Kentucky Derby:
Still, the interesting thing about the color of thoroughbreds is that it’s really not that interesting. Sure, some folks bet on their favorite color of horse, but that’s looked down upon by serious plungers.
Among American humans, however, color is widely thought to be the essence of race.
Why is color less important at the race tracks than when the EEOC tracks race?
Find the answer here.