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And then what about Ethiopians? I heard of several Ethiopian university students who emphatically protested being lumped together with sub-Saharan Africans under "blacks" in spite of skin colour and shared continent (focusing on the Semitic language family and early Christian heritage).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jun 16th, 2015 at 03:54:56 PM EST
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Similar to "northern" Sudanese ... the list itself is a mess because the US is a Common Law country with Legislated acts pasted on top, so there is a series of laws and then judicial rulings on what the laws mean that result in that hodge podge, and so it in part picks up groups that have a large enough representation in the US to have been the source of plaintiffs in successful civil rights lawsuits.

Or, IOW, if an "Ethiopian American" wants to maximize their change at academic assistance, they should tick the "African American or Black" box and under the breath mutter, "by which I mean American with ancestry from a country located in Africa".

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Jun 19th, 2015 at 02:26:07 AM EST
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Looking at the examples above, it may be a good thing that ethnic statistics are not used in France (even though this ban is a controversy in itself), especially for the growing number of people of mixed ethnicity/national origin.
by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Jun 21st, 2015 at 12:25:23 PM EST
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It's like in prison.  There's the white gang, the black gang, and the hispanic gang.  If you don't fit, you self-identify.  But you have to join.
by rifek on Mon Jun 22nd, 2015 at 10:20:09 AM EST
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In US prisons, you mean? Gangs in France are not ethnic based but more like neighborhood based; same for rappers.
by Bernard (bernard) on Mon Jun 22nd, 2015 at 02:08:19 PM EST
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Yes, US prisons.
by rifek on Tue Jun 23rd, 2015 at 03:29:11 PM EST
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