Race Information

These codes and descriptions are provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and are required for fingerprinting purposes.

  • W - White – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
  • B - Black or African American – A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
  • I - American Indian or Alaska Native – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • A - Asian – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.