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    New Census Clasification

    What name would you advise the census bureau to give to people from the eastern Caribbean if the option was provided to us....

    i say west indian

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhalistix View Post
    What name would you advise the census bureau to give to people from the eastern Caribbean if the option was provided to us....

    i say west indian
    the census classifications are for RACE...they dont really care where you came from..(your nationality)....just what color your skin is...lol this is amerikkka...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhalistix View Post
    What name would you advise the census bureau to give to people from the eastern Caribbean if the option was provided to us....

    i say west indian
    East Indian, since you are a separate group from the West Indians from the Western carribean.
    The enemy of my enemy is my friend- Arabic proverb

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    Caribbean or West Indian...

    The U.S. census has long combined ethnicity/culture and race on its so-called racial census.

    It's likely that the only way that we would have a category is if our numbers are very significant and/or we have significant political and economic power as a group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missmayling View Post
    East Indian, since you are a separate group from the West Indians from the Western carribean.
    lol somebody claim that already

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    Quote Originally Posted by BABYLOC View Post
    the census classifications are for RACE...they dont really care where you came from..(your nationality)....just what color your skin is...lol this is amerikkka...lol
    Really? Didn't know hispanic or whatever was a race! *dang you school system for not teaching me that* *kicks a rock, and ends up thumping toe* -____-

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    oh boy!!!!! here we go

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhalistix View Post
    What name would you advise the census bureau to give to people from the eastern Caribbean if the option was provided to us....

    i say west indian
    I eh "indian" and not form "indian - east or west "

    So I doh like dat clssification

    how about Afro -caribbean ? or African Caribbean ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucianite View Post
    I eh "indian" and not form "indian - east or west "

    So I doh like dat clssification

    how about Afro -caribbean ? or African Caribbean ?
    lol, you sure now....... they tell me you from foresteire.... you sure you doh have indian in u

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhalistix View Post
    lol, you sure now....... they tell me you from foresteire.... you sure you doh have indian in u
    LOL @ foresteire......yep u right..... I am a few stops before Foresteire- like entrepot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wadadlineko View Post
    Really? Didn't know hispanic or whatever was a race! *dang you school system for not teaching me that* *kicks a rock, and ends up thumping toe* -____-
    come again? The government does not recognize them as white and black..which is all they care about...sooo, apparently hispanic is a race in america..is a reason they want to separate them ...or else they will mark white and black like the rest of us...(which they want to do...and have been doing) and MY box would not say..Black/African American (not of Hispanic origin)..is what it is..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucianite View Post
    I eh "indian" and not form "indian - east or west "

    So I doh like dat clssification

    how about Afro -caribbean ? or African Caribbean ?
    wouldnt that exclude the indian, white and asian WI ppl?..or should they add those as well? Indian Carib, Afrian Carib, Asian Carib?..

    orrrr...should dem ppl just jump in line with whats on the form to separate us all by race?
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    Caribenos lol..
    Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.

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    The U.S. census is mix of both ethnicity/culture and so-called race...

    2010 census


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    What is hilarious is that Asian ethnicities/cultures are listed under "race." Japanese and Chinese are different "races" so wouldn't that mean that Nigerians and Congolese or Germans and French are different "races" as well?

    LOL.

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