Hispanic, Oriental, Caucasian, formerly monolingual, American

Lincoln, NE

I never know what to put down for my ethnicity when filling out official forms. I used to put down whatever I thought would be most helpful given the situation… padding the numbers for one racial group or whatever gave the best possibilities for scholarships on a different form. I used to feel a little odd putting hispanic until I went abroad to learn Spanish. What difference does that really make, though? My mother is originally from Latin-America whether I speak the language or not. And what about my Chinese ancestry? Does that not entitle me to be oriental also? My grandfather really came from China, although no one is 100% sure from which part. I think we ought to make multiracial an option on all official foreonsi continuedforms.


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