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No, the fifth digit in your Social Security number is not related to your race

One of the most persistent myths surrounding Social Security numbers is the one about the fifth digit and how it is related to racial identity.  According to a post on Facebook, it claims that if you are non-white, the fifth digit of your Social Security Number is an even umber and if you are white, the fifth digit of your Social Security Number is odd.  This is false.  In Reuters Fact Check article, they explain how a nine-digit Social Security Number is made up of three parts and how the fifth digit in a Social Security Number does not reflect racial identity.  Read Reuters Fact Check article here…

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  1. I don’t believe that the fifth digit number is related to race identification because my fifth number in SSN is even number and I am white. Hope this helps to clear up the misunderstanding.

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