nice essay. I can relate. When I was little I was always dissapointed that Persians were considered white. For standardized tests I'd want to check the "other" box, but my teachers wouldn't let me. I tried to explain that I was only half white, but they said for testing half-Persian didn't constitute "other." ahhh... elementary school.
Niaz, yes, that's exactly what I'm talking about. All these labels. . . I'm told it's to help equality (affirmative action requires statistics to function), and perhaps it worked like that back in the 60s here in the US, but today I wonder.
I thought of my background ( German/Irish/Scottish and Cherokee) and my own resistance to coloring in the oval. A wonderful thought provoking essay, congratulations.:) bebe
yes, resistance in coloring in that oval. do we resist just for the sake of being contrary? ;-)
look what i found.http://www.intermix.org.uk/news/news_180609_01.aspCan Identifying As Mixed-Race Boost Well Being? Stanford Study Finds It Can.A study by a group of scholars at Stanford graduate school of business, which sought to answer the question: Does identifying themselves as multiracial help or hinder the psychological well-being of individuals of diverse ethnicity has come up with...
Niaz, Thanks! That was an interesting article and very heartening.
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