Last edited by Sig; 08-05-12 at 10:25 PM.
It's like you're dreaming of Gorgonzola when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
Sikhs do identify as Asian and demographics always categorize them as Asian.
But, in Sig's defense, it is kind of an interesting question. India is one of the places where our concept of race breaks down. It's right at the intersection of three different "races". And it was a massive trade hub for all three areas for thousands of years. There is even evidence of a trade route between southern Africa and India going back 4,000 years, which is totally insane... In reality, probably just about everybody in India has some ancestors that would today have been considered white, black and Asian if you look back far enough. Keep in mind that just 20 generations ago, there were around 1 million people alive, in just that one generation, who were your ancestor.
But, India is some 3,000 miles past the border between Europe and Asia. As a point of comparison, London is only 2,000 miles away from the border between Europe and Asia. India shares a border with China. That doesn't necessarily mean they are Asian, but that kind of puts their decision to identify as Asian in context I think.
The U.S. Census Bureau must adhere to the 1997 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards on race and ethnicity which guide the Census Bureau in classifying written responses to the race question:
White A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
Black or African American A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
American Indian or Alaska Native A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
Asian A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
The 1997 OMB standards permit the reporting of more than one race.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman