North Africans Are clearly not Caucasian!

Lamia Barrington
Federal Way, WA

Although we (North Africans) are considered Caucasian, I always choose African American or Black. How is that possible that we are white? We clearly are not and what gives the government the right to label us as such? I truly believe that we are the group that’s discriminated against the most, especially when it comes to applying to colleges. I made the mistake of choosing Caucasian because it includes North Africans and ended up getting less money for college than my ethnic classmates. I made sure from then on to never choose Caucasian as I clearly I’m not. I have no problem with white, but do have a problem with others having to pick what category we should be in.

 

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