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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-07-10 07:13 AM
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13. Other...
If I remember correctly the last time I filled out a census from I checked the box that said 'other'.
I am not White, Black, Asian, or Latino.
I am ITALIAN-American... very dark olive skinned and there wasn't a box that I fit into.
At one time in American history (1800s and early 1900s) Italian immigrants were considered 'COLORED' and NOT white people.
Now, in modern times, Italian-Americans are supposed to check the little 'white' box, but I refuse to say that I am white when I am actually darker than most Hispanics that I know!

Just my thoughts and opinion ;)


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  -"Negro" on the 2010 Census (Rachel Maddow) Randall Flagg  Jan-06-10 09:04 PM   #0 
  - This was a bad decision  MadMaddie   Jan-06-10 09:09 PM   #1 
  - The likely reason it's still listed is that in testing of the forms Census found sufficient people  Gormy Cuss   Jan-06-10 09:11 PM   #2 
  - (Serious question) Would one be that differential to identifying themselves  Randall Flagg   Jan-06-10 09:22 PM   #3 
     - When designing Race/Ethnic origin questions, if you don't include terms that most people use  Gormy Cuss   Jan-06-10 10:58 PM   #6 
     - The term 'Caucasion' has always confused the shit out of me because folks from the Caucuses...  Captain Hilts   Jan-07-10 09:27 AM   #20 
  - There are now a lot of recent 'Africans' in the US. So, African-American has become confusing. nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-06-10 09:27 PM   #4 
  - I heard Nora O;Donnell refer to the undie-bomber as an African-American..  Kahuna   Jan-07-10 06:42 AM   #10 
  - He's African, but also black. But not an African-American. Theresa Heinz Kerry is African...  Captain Hilts   Jan-07-10 09:19 AM   #18 
     - Key pont there are many of us with African ancestry that are not Aftrican-American  ProgressiveProfessor   Jan-07-10 12:08 PM   #21 
  - As in  shawcomm   Jan-07-10 07:03 AM   #12 
  - Didn't Teresa point out she is hyphenless?  marshall   Jan-07-10 09:09 AM   #15 
  - Africans like Charlize Theron?  HipChick   Jan-07-10 08:34 AM   #14 
     - It's confusing. Here in DC there are a lot of recent immigrants from Africa...  Captain Hilts   Jan-07-10 09:16 AM   #16 
  - What is the object of categorizing people? Aren't we all  shraby   Jan-06-10 10:05 PM   #5 
  - One of the justifications for asking race/ethnicity is to determine if some populations  Gormy Cuss   Jan-06-10 11:01 PM   #7 
     - There will *always* be a need to "collect the data." For any number of legitimate reasons.  apocalypsehow   Jan-06-10 11:32 PM   #8 
        - What a strange post.  Gormy Cuss   Jan-07-10 02:10 AM   #9 
  - Something that Rachel did NOT mention...  Tx4obama   Jan-07-10 06:52 AM   #11 
  - Yes. 'Nego' is descriptive, with no cultural/geographic assumptions. nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-07-10 09:18 AM   #17 
  - Other...  Tx4obama   Jan-07-10 07:13 AM   #13 
     - Interesting stuff. Some Jews see that as a race and don't like being considered  Captain Hilts   Jan-07-10 09:25 AM   #19 
 

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