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Filling out Leilah's Kindergarten registration packet and it says, Ethinic group - please select one... Really?! She's a mutt lol! There was no "mixed" or "other" option so I selected all three. If they have a problem, then they should add other options. :)
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by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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calsmom62
by Silver Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:48 PM
Make a new box and write. "Other"....really its subjective. You won't be kept out of preschool if you don't choose one if three designations. What if you were native American? Or pacific islanders???


Quoting shaunaleigh418:

Btw, what would be the highest? I'm black and white, my husband is hispanic.



Quoting ATG499:

Use the two ethnicities that have the highest percentages.

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calsmom62
by Silver Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:51 PM
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Or you could write "smurf", and then they'd be scratching their heads cause your child probably isn't blue and a foot tall.....
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twinmom114
by Bronze Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:52 PM
It said "ethnic group". Not race.


Quoting redhead-bedhead:

Technically Hispanic is not a race, it's an ethnicity. So the OP would mark white Hispanic and/or black Hispanic.

Quoting ATG499:

Then it would be Hispanic. Your baby is half Hispanic, 1/4 Caucasian and 1/4 Black.



Quoting shaunaleigh418:

Btw, what would be the highest? I'm black and white, my husband is hispanic.





Quoting ATG499:

Use the two ethnicities that have the highest percentages.



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shaunaleigh418
by Platinum Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 10:08 PM
They have those two as options along with white, black and hispanic.

Quoting calsmom62:

Make a new box and write. "Other"....really its subjective. You won't be kept out of preschool if you don't choose one if three designations. What if you were native American? Or pacific islanders???




Quoting shaunaleigh418:

Btw, what would be the highest? I'm black and white, my husband is hispanic.





Quoting ATG499:

Use the two ethnicities that have the highest percentages.

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NDADanceMom
by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Just ask what the info is for. It's never required to state race but sometimes there is funding for certain things.
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Due9
by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Okie dokie

Caitlin10081989
by Ruby Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 1:16 AM
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I have always added in an other option and then checked that off if they wanted me to select one race.

trainlady
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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You are right. Besides what difference does t make what ethnic group she belongs too. Usually most applications have a section that says, "other", or "rather not say". All this ethnic group business drives me nuts too.Who cares as long as they can read and write english on their school work. And just so you know I'm white and don't care who is what. Like i said my only suggestion is that they read and write english.

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