Tuesday, October 13, 2009

White, including Middle Eastern

2. In addition, please select one or more of the following racial categories to describe yourself:

American Indian or Alaska Native (including all Original Peoples of the Americas)
Asian (including Indian Subcontinent and Philippines)
Black or African American (including Africa and Caribbean)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (Original Peoples)
White (including Middle Eastern)

"White, including Middle Eastern." Only on census forms can this sort of formulation exist. The visibly invisible, my people, or as Aunt Salma would say, the "beeble."


Christopher Kempf said...

Also on every Ph.D. application I've filled out.

Meg said...

One is race and the other ethnicity.

They should include semitic but of course, the idea of lopping jews and muslims into the same category must make some people cringe.

Oh well. Who cares.