So I'm an "other" checker, (I'm basque) and am curious about you other "others" What are you and do you think being an other helped, hurt, didn't mean anything on your apps.
I seem to recall one of my professors in university telling me that technically, East Indian people legally had to be checked off as "caucasian." I honestly forget the reason why but when I first heard about that, I thought that was ridiculous and then I heard the reason and I felt it made sense.
The Black Power leaders underestimated the importance of these divisions, and failed to provide thenecessary groundwork within the Indian community. The term "black" moreover, generally referred to personsof predominantly African descent. Most Indians did not regard themselves as being black. In a letter to theeditor, for example an Indian writer responded negatively to having been categorized as such by the BlackPower Movement: "I object to being black.. Indian belong to the Caucasian or "white" race... why then call Indians black?" ... You the Black Power members are asking us to join you in your march for power.. Your sudden interest in the East Indian sugar worker is viewed with suspicion... We are not prepared to support you."A statement only proving that there ill feelings towards each other are still present. Black Power or even Indian
anthropologists had defined members of the Indian subcontinent as being members of the Caucasian race.
Caucasian:2. A term used briefly in the early years of the 20th century by anthropologists to refer to the race of human beings that inhabits Europe, Iran, parts of Central Asia, and the north of the Indian Sub-Continent. This use of the word derives from the theory that all of these populations ultimately originate in the Caucasus region. The word has passed out of common use in academic circles, but is still used in North American English to refer to ethnic Europeans - ironically because of this the largest groups considered to be Caucasians, the inhabitants of South Asia and Iran, would not be considered as such under this definition.[...]Many ethnic groups belong to Caucasians, including but not limited to:Whites (Europeans)ArabsBerbersJewsCaucasics (restricted to the Caucasus area around Georgia and Armenia)PakistanisSome Indians