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Toogie

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To better reflect my heritage. I'm sure it won't hurt my chances at schools either.

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I didn't know social security asked that.
When you have somebody dying because they are poor and black or poor and white or because of whatever they are ... that erases everything that's great about this country.

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Me neither but I had to get a replacement card and apparently that's one of the questions they ask. :o

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So what is your ethnic background?
When you have somebody dying because they are poor and black or poor and white or because of whatever they are ... that erases everything that's great about this country.

-TMcGraw

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Me neither but I had to get a replacement card and apparently that's one of the questions they ask. :o

I just got a new one too; they did ask that.  Yep, I'm officially black now :D

Toogie

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My parents are Persian but I'm pretty sure I was adopted. I've been saying it since I was like 5 too.

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Persian is the new black?

Toogie, many people wish they were actually adopted -- that doesn't make it so.
Anyway, does SS have a biracial or multiracial category?
When you have somebody dying because they are poor and black or poor and white or because of whatever they are ... that erases everything that's great about this country.

-TMcGraw

http://www.wm3.org/splash.php

Toogie

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What I'm not Black enough for you? My lighter skin doesn't hold up? That's racist.
Besides I look Black, I look nothing like either of my parents.

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What I'm not Black enough for you? My lighter skin doesn't hold up? That's racist.
Besides I look Black, I look nothing like my parents.
Hey I don't judge black by skin color. That would make me a hypocrite.
However I have never known a Persian who considered him/herself black or looked black.

When you have somebody dying because they are poor and black or poor and white or because of whatever they are ... that erases everything that's great about this country.

-TMcGraw

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I think I'll do this.