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Is anyone else sick of being lumped into the "white" category?

To be politically correct, I'd heretofor like to be referred to as German-Irish-American. Thanks!


Asked by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on Nov. 24, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (33)
  • YES. It drives me nuts. I'm Italian-American but honestly I think we should all just be "Americans" instead of lumping us into a million different groups. The same people complaining about racism are encouraging it.

    When I filled out our Census 2010 form I checked "other" and wrote in "American"

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:57 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • I'm just tired of the idea that anything can be known about people because the depth of colour of their skin is known.

    It is as ridiculous as knowing something about people based on the shape of their fingernail beds.

    Answer by LindaClement at 11:58 AM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • or when filling out a survey are you of spanish decent? I am Italian but my great great great grandma is from Spain. It really is not applicable anymore..

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 AM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • I decided to apply for public assistance last month and they didnt even have the white option
    they were
    native american
    other latin non hispanic
    other white

    i was pretty offended by that

    Answer by leksismommy at 11:59 AM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Actually, it lists Causcasian. I am Caucasian. And no... it doesn't bother me.

    Answer by Memigen at 12:01 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • I'm with you! I don't like race or ethnicity being a required input on forms.

    Answer by samye076 at 12:01 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • I dunno. I'm French and I've heard people say French people are "dumb" so what can I say..

    Answer by shabbypink123 at 12:08 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Considering that I'm french-german-english-irish-swedish, I think I'd rather just be called white. What's wrong with that? I'm as white as white gets, no way around it.

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 4:04 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • No,

    It does not matter too me.

    Answer by KFree907 at 11:58 AM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • I agree, you can be all kinds of things in our area but no matter what heritage you have if you are white you mark "white/not latino". Really, why can't I even just be white? Why do you have to dub me "not latino"? Good grief.

    Answer by scout_mom at 12:02 PM on Nov. 24, 2010