« on: February 24, 2005, 01:01:22 PM »
I was conflicted about this as well. My mother is panamanian and my father American. Most applications for anything say "white, non-hispanic" or hispanic. I always check hispanic because the first is certainly not true. Also, I identity with my hispanic side of the family more. I don't think any of this is about edge or whatever. In my mind I am answering the question as it is true for me. In this world, however, very few people are "purely" anything. I someone comes from a black parent and a white parent (like my nephew) I think he can put whatever he wants as race/ethnicity. Either white or black would be true. Color of hair, skin, eyes, doesn't matter at all as far as I am concerned.