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#61 of 65 Old 07-14-2008, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by nataliebassoon View Post
I believe very strongly that we are all one race: Human.
If I can leave it blank, I do. If there's an other box with a write-in line, I check it and write "human". If I have to pick one, I usually just choose one at random.
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On both of my kids birth certificates under RACE we wrote HUMAN and no one has ever questioned us. We have gotten a lot of positive comments on it, though.
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If they don't allow me to check more than one race (I'm mixed) or give a "biracial" or "two or more races" option, then I refuse to check anything. Sometimes they try to say that I "have" to click only one race and I tell them too bad, I'm not doing it. Same for my kids' information now.

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I'd prefer to not mark any, but if I can mark more than one, I will. My best friend in high school was bi-racial and her parents always had her mark white, but that ended up excluding her from a lot of minority scholarships and whatnot when college came around, so I don't want to do that.
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Originally Posted by nevaehsmommy View Post
I am confused by what race to mark on medical/government forms.

I am white. Daughter is "mixed" Her father is black. She is dark skinned.

Part of me wants to put white just bc that is what I put.
Part of me wants to put black to put her in line for scholarships later on ( is that wrong?)
Part of me wonders why it is a big deal, why do they need to know.
Part of me says screw it an leave it blank.

How do you handle this?
I don't answer them.
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