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You could use <affiliation> or <trait>, since race is usually externally 
defined.

On 14/11/17 18:23, Martin Holmes wrote:
> I'm intrigued (and a little nervous) to find out what values you might 
> want to supply for race. What's the use-case?
>
> Cheers,
> Martin
>
> On 2017-11-14 10:09 AM, Antonio Rojas Castro wrote:
>> Dear list,
>>
>> I am wondering why there is no tag to store information about race or 
>> ethnicity to describe a person using <person>.
>>
>> The TEI counts with specific elements such as <faith> and <sex> and 
>> also more vague elements such as <trait> and <state>.
>>
>> How are we supposed to encode this *basic* of information? Is it 
>> recommended the use of <trait>, <note type=“race”> or maybe I should 
>> just extend the vocabulary on my own?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> -- 
>> ​Dr. Antonio Rojas Castro
>> Researcher, Cologne Center for eHumanities
>> Communication coordinator, EADH
>> <http://www.antoniorojascastro.com <http://www.antoniorojascastro.com/>>