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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

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Dr. Antonio Rojas Castro
Researcher, Cologne Center for eHumanities
Communication coordinator, EADH
<http://www.antoniorojascastro.com>