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Replies to: "Race" in College Applications FAQ & Discussion 12

  • cappexcappex Registered User Posts: 515 Member
    It would nice to have some labeling
  • lostaccountlostaccount Registered User Posts: 4,591 Senior Member
    Well this one is none too obvious!
  • wisteria100wisteria100 Registered User Posts: 3,631 Senior Member
    @GMTplus7 Lol. Thanks for a good laugh
  • lostaccountlostaccount Registered User Posts: 4,591 Senior Member
    So if someone's ancestors came from an Japan 6 generations ago they are still "Asian"? How about if your ancestors came from Ireland 6 generations ago. Are you Irish? What is it about "Asian" that results in that being continued whereas those with Irish ancestors identify as American?
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 13,773 Senior Member
    I have always considered myself Irish-American even though my ancestors came over in steerage 150 years ago.
  • GMTplus7GMTplus7 Registered User Posts: 14,567 Senior Member
    So if someone's ancestors came from an Japan 6 generations ago they are still "Asian"?

    Yes, they're still racially asian. But if their ancestors moved to Peru, then they are asian hispanic, like Alberto Fujimori, former Prime Minister of Peru, is.

    Hispanic is the only category w arbitrary rhyme & reason.

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