Look, when you're abused as a child, your reactions tend to be unreasonable. It is not only normal, but common for children to react the way the OP did. It is not a reflection on the culture, it's a reflection on the person and everything associated with that person (the abuser, that is).Also, last time I checked, Egypt is in Africa.
It seems to me that while legally the OP can claim anything that she is ethnically, morally it is shady to say your entire life you have chosen not to claim that part of your ethnicity and then decide that it will assist you so you decide to claim it. How far does this go? Can I claim that I am part Native American because my great great great great-grandfather was Native American? How about the fact that my great great great grandmother is part Asian, does that mean that I can claim Asian? I think there is something to be said for consistancy. If you have been claiming a particular ethnicity your entire life, why claim a different one now?
Pish, J only wants to waste YOUR time. Get wise.
so reject something until you can use it to an advantage? then that totally disregards the fact that the OP doesn't want to associate with being African American based on the father's abuse.. why reap whatever supposed benefits based on the ethnicity of the abuser and his descendants that you've disowned?ok perhaps I should make it more plain.. if the OPs ancestors were never called black, negro, colored, jigaboo, n***** or zip #%@!.. then (s)he is not African American...
Denise, Penny and that fat white boy from across the street may all bring diverse view points, but that's not why they're getting extra points. Denise and Penny, and fat white boy, if he wants minority status, should have to explain what those viewpoints are and how they think they will be a better lawyer because of it.
and..fyi I never said that she wasn't half African... I said she wasn't Black American/ African American...
Quote from: blk_reign.esq on October 26, 2005, 09:19:47 AMand..fyi I never said that she wasn't half African... I said she wasn't Black American/ African American...Using which set of conditions? Your judgement?She's just as Black American/African American as you or Sinbad.