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What should i do?

Ok so when your child starts school for the first time(at least in ca) the paperwork asks about ethnicity. Let's say your child is 25% Mexican or Chinese, or Filipino etc, and the rest caucasion would you list both or just caucasion? Mother is 100% caucasion, father is 50/50. What would you do?

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Jnc91

Asked by Jnc91 at 2:54 PM on Oct. 26, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • "other"
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 2:54 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • I'd list Other...
    Anna92464

    Answer by Anna92464 at 2:56 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • "other"
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 2:56 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • My daughter is of mixed race and that's what I put on questionnaires. When she's old enough she can choose for herself.
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 2:57 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Op here, would it change if they didn't look mixed at all?
    Jnc91

    Comment by Jnc91 (original poster) at 3:00 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • So you are 50% caucasion 25% ? AND 25% ? My DD's are half caucasion, half african american. that is alway what I checked off on the stuff I hade to fill out for them.
    Put down what you are or what you want to put down.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 3:01 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • She doesn't "look mixed" (whatever that means), but she is. So that's what I put.
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 3:03 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • I would check all that apply if you are able. Checking "other" is kind of non-discript and might leave the child wondering just what he/she really is.
    dgall3

    Answer by dgall3 at 4:04 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • mixed or other
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 4:27 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • the only reason they want to know is for extra funding....I wouldn't answer the question
    mom2queenie2004

    Answer by mom2queenie2004 at 5:37 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

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