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Select your Ethnicity. (Choose only one)

:iconaworldofhope:
aWorldofHope Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was asked to fill out a survey with this in it, and it may not seem to be a big deal for many or most of you but it's kind of offensive to us mixed race peoples out there. I'm Half Asian, half White. I love and relate to both cultures, as I was brought up by both sides equally. How can I possibly be asked to choose a single race? Why not just let me circle two damn it!
well that's my soap box speech. haha

Anyone else have thoughts? just please don't share offensive ones, as they might potentially hurt somebody.

Thanks Everyone!
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:iconporto881:
Porto881 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've done, like, 150 job applications in my short life (no joke there, seriously), and usually they let you pick up to 2 different races. But my issue is, they don't let you pick both Caucasian and Latino. It's either one or the other for some reason. What is up with that noise?! I'm a little of both, and I like it that way.

So I guess what I'm saying is... I can relate :l I like being a mut.
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I'm in the same boat with you... though, most of the paperwork I have to fill out has the "other" option for me :thumbsup: There were times when there wasn't that option, and I would pick the one that was outwardly obvious in my case (I'm half Black, half Asian... I look Black since I have a darker skin tone); I'd pick Black if I'm not offered an "other" option :shrug: And I can't say I've ever been offended by not having an "other" option.
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DoctorOWL Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
The only reason they do these surveys is so they can have some idea of which population is higher. Not like it really even matters but people like to know. So refusing to answer because OMG OFFENSIVE QUESTION!!!! is really childish and not helping anyone. But them not allowing for a mixed heritage option is stupid too, because if somebody is, as in your case, half and half, then if they choose only one option they are being misrepresented. Imagine how many people are actually mixed but they are forced to choose one- the data is probably completely skewed! I would just circle both options and let the data collectors figure out what to do with it.
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vi0letdreamer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Photographer
wasn't there a "prefer not to say" option?
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AutumnalEssence Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
:shrug: I've never had that problem. I'm mixed race (black/white) but any form I've ever had to fill out has always had a "mixed race" option.
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:icondeizzan:
Deizzan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I hear you, I'm half Polynesian and half white. I used to mark Pacific Islander most of the time, but marked Caucasian other times for shits and giggles. Being brown, I always get odd looks when I mark Caucasian.
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:iconmisterkhact:
MisterKhact Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Cthulhuian
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:iconkinrift:
Kinrift Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
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Cthulhu fhtagn!
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:iconkinrift:
Kinrift Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Bringing political correctness into shit.
:icontheresyourproblemplz:
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:iconrockygems:
RockyGems Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Huh, on most official forms they usually have a "mixed" or "other" to choose.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Go with the one others would identify you as. :dummy:
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:iconmaltese101:
maltese101 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I'll choose mine thanks.
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:iconbleedlings:
bleedlings Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Caucasian.
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:iconredmarlin:
redmarlin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Isn't there always one marked "other" where you can write it in?
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:iconquixotic-spark:
quixotic-spark Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thought ethnicity was when they ask if you're Hispanic and race was for well, race.
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SpookyInk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
if its about math like jobs then Asian other jobs in general choose white.
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:iconilovebigcats:
ILoveBigCats Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Might be an issue when it comes to interview
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:iconspookyink:
SpookyInk Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
Then you say you are half n'half! :meow:
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:icondj0hybrid:
DJ0Hybrid Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Unless working for the government, then always play the minority card.
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:iconaworldofhope:
aWorldofHope Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha will do
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:iconsapphire-ashesx:
Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Don't answer?
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:iconh-irsch:
h-irsch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm a Native American but everybody calls me Mexican.
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:iconpenhuin:
Penhuin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a Native American with albinism. So I always get the "But you're WHITE" bit. I feel your pain :petting:
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:iconaworldofhope:
aWorldofHope Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I appreciate this haha
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:iconhurricaneclaw:
Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just circle all of them.
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KyteGlory Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Ever notice that there are a million different Native American tribes listed, and just about every group from any teeny tiny Pacific archipelago you can imagine.... and then there's "Caucasian," which covers everything from Finns to Berbers to Scots to Afghans. That sounds fair. It's ignorant if you fail to include Chinooks in your ethnic list, but Arabs are technically white so fuck whatever their ethnic differences and social injustices are.
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:iconcake-fiend:
cake-fiend Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never seen a survey with multiple tribes listed.
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:iconaworldofhope:
aWorldofHope Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
boycott ethnic lists!!!
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:iconkimihro:
Kimihro Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am mostly and look Black, so I always put that, just to reduce confusion.
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:iconaworldofhope:
aWorldofHope Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha there's the kicker because my Asianness is Filipino so if anything I look Hispanic. -.-
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:iconkimihro:
Kimihro Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a doozy. :meow:
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:iconrizhnir:
Rizhnir Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I'm Hispanic so I just pick Hispanic. Easy enough for me.

But what does a White person recently moved in from Africa living to America pick? Wouldn't he be African American?
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:icon290pika:
290Pika Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
No, they're white. Clearly black people who have had their family in the United States for generations are still African American. :lol:
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:iconaworldofhope:
aWorldofHope Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, It would make sense to me at least, ugh so many flaws in this system, it should just be a fill in the blank
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:iconmidnightmagnificent:
MidNightMagnificent Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't they have an option of "Eurasian"?
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:iconaworldofhope:
aWorldofHope Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope haven't seen that one. Prolly cuz im from the states
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:iconmidnightmagnificent:
MidNightMagnificent Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah... I am from Singapore, where our government places great emphasis on maintaining racial harmony, so I guess we have more options than you'd get. Just continue to tick multiple then. It's their fault for not coming up with a proper form.
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:iconaworldofhope:
aWorldofHope Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what's racial harmony like? i mean in relation to your understanding to america which is pretty diverse i think
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:iconmidnightmagnificent:
MidNightMagnificent Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the best benefits, as far as I'm concerned is probably the extra holidays. HAHA. No, but really, it's mostly about different ethnicities sharing the same neighbourhood without fighting with each other. Maybe we've gotten to take it for granted, but I don't really feel any particularly difference. :-?
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
White is an ethnicity? :slow:
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:iconaworldofhope:
aWorldofHope Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol my thoughts exactly
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But you just told me half your ethnicity is White :lol:
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:iconaworldofhope:
aWorldofHope Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh confuzing ethnicity questions confuze me! I don't even know what I am anymore!

according to the options given I'd be able to circle White and Asian. I don't really think they care what my whiteness is made up of though (which is kind of racist in itself lol)
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How is that racist? White isn't a race :roll:
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:iconkinrift:
Kinrift Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Glorious! :lol:
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:iconaworldofhope:
aWorldofHope Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...

you're right. Ima shut up now
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:pat:
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just refuse to answer the question?
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:iconpakaku:
Pakaku Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Just pick African. We all have African ancestors.
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:iconaworldofhope:
aWorldofHope Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
definitely doing this from now on
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