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Racial Categories In The USA  
User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

I just took the PSAT, and was rather surprised and upset with the racial chices:

- White/Anglo
- Mexican/Hispanic
- 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.

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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5617 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 991 times:

My policy, when asked such a question, is to not respond. It is none of their f***ing business, and an entirely inappropraite question to ask.


...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Just check white. They'll know what you mean.  Big grin


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 973 times:

Problem is that if you don't check it they know you're white, as if you were any other race, checking it would benefeit you. I think the whole system should be abolished.

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 968 times:

Cba,
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.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 957 times:

say someone is half black and half white, which one should the check?


CB777


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 951 times:

Any person who is half black, a quater black, or hell, even a tenth black would check African American because of extra scholarships and financial aid options available.

Now would a Morrocan check African American?


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16370 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 949 times:

Apparently the fastest growing group in the US is mixed race, due to all the mixed marriages.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
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