Ethnicity

Today I had to fill out a form that asked my ethnicity.  Sometimes these kinds of forms give you options, usually consisting of things like: African-American, Latino or Hispanic, Asian-American, Native American, or White.  Why don’t white people get a cool ethnic designation?  Some forms even offer the designation of “Non-Hispanic White.”  Any description that begins with “Non-” is probably not going to hit the target.

In high school I had a friend who an Amanspanidadian.  He was an American citizen who grew up in Canada.  His mom was from Trinidad and his father was from Spain.  He got tired of being an “Other” when it came to marking his ethnicity on forms, so he made up his own label.  As far as I know he might be the only Amanspanidadian.

Anyway, today I decided to be European-American.  My ancestors haven’t lived in Europe since the Rutherford B. Hayes administration, but I was feeling kinda left out.

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