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03-24-2010, 06:00 PM
I'm doing my census form & I'm stuck on question #9 where it asks you "What is Person 1's race?" I'm full blooded Puerto Rican & I'm not about to mark down "White" cause I have never considered myself that. So should I write down either "Boricua" or "Trigeno"?

03-24-2010, 06:13 PM
I didn't pay that close of attention to the races on mine (white as a sheet) but doesn't it offer Hispanic or Latino?

If not I'd write in Boricua myself.

03-24-2010, 06:14 PM
Good question. Shouldn't Puerto Rican be on that list?

I'm not about to put down "white" either. I'm not "white" I'm a MUTT. I did NOT come from the Caucas-whatever Mountain Range. But then I haven't gotten my cencus and likely not going to get one (they have to track me down and currently I'm incommunicato).

Salted Grump
03-24-2010, 07:06 PM
'human'? :angel:

03-24-2010, 07:12 PM
That works.

"Ar-Dubya. Human. With dog-like tendencies."

03-24-2010, 07:31 PM
White. Then on the next question you indicate you are of Hispanic origin. Apparently Hispanic people are a subset of the White race? I've run into that a few times on different government things. :confused:

03-24-2010, 07:43 PM
I put down "Boricua". That finishes that...lol.

03-24-2010, 07:51 PM
I am of the Race of Men, of the House of Haleth (with just a twist of Noldorin ancestry).

03-25-2010, 12:19 AM
I was also confused with the Census.

I checked Puerto Rican (or latino..i forget what the first box was)...but then there wasnt any correct "Race" for me to fill out. I checked "Other"...

I have heard that its a subset of "white" for classification purposes..but i dont quite understand that.... Anyone know why?

03-25-2010, 12:28 AM
I wish there was a "Proud Norske Heritage" box to check. :lol:

Failing that, a box that says "None of your frakkin' business."

03-25-2010, 12:29 AM
Everything is going swimmingly here, but if anyone finds a point they'd care to take up in debate, the place to go is this thread here at Fratching (http://www.fratching.com/showthread.php?t=2502).

Carry on. :)