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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-07-10 08:13 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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