Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1249 times:
I just took the PSAT, and was rather surprised and upset with the racial chices:
- Puerto Rican
- Other South/Central American
- African American/Black
- American Indian
- Asian/Pacific Islander
I find it upsetting that any one from America or Europe is consider as white/anglo. Just because I am white does not mean that I am anglo. Not everybody from Europe has the typical anglo look. Also, Asia only has one race. An Arab from the Middle East is in the same racial category as a person from China, or an inhabitant of Figi. Meanwhile, a Puerto Rican is not in the same category as a Mexican, or someone from, say Panama. Though I know that these nationalities are different, it just makes no sense that a vast Area covering half of the globe (Asia & Pacific Islands) are considered one race, while there are three separate races for Latin Americans of Spanish descent. It just makes little sense to me.
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1212 times:
As you've now seen, racial categories in the United States make very little sense. In fact, they make even less sense as time goes on, thanks to immigration from more and more countries whose people can't easily be pigeonholed, and the increase in the number of people with racially mixed backgrounds. I'm pretty disgusted with the whole thing.
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