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what do you put as your race if you are middle eastern?

i'm an upcoming junior & i just made a collegevine account! one issue i'm having is that i don't know how to categorize my race. i'm palestinian-american but i don't know if that counts as white or asian.

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@Ilovemississippia month ago

alright ya’ll ... I am here bc the same question I am half Belgian so I guess white but my mom is Tunisian and light skinned

@Ilovemississippia month ago

All my life teachers told me I would be in the coloured bus is movies like Mississippi burning... but my skin dies not look white

@Ilovemississippia month ago

All y’all forgetting bout us other collored people ... respect to all yall who deserve it, and black folks please never forget about Emmet till, heard ?!

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2 months ago

Aye same! Shout out to my Pali's out there <3 I'm Palestinian-American too! I usually put white, I've done this with all the colleges I have applied too. I wish they had a box that said "Middle Eastern", would make things a lot much easier on both ends.

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a year ago

White, Caucasian is the box that fits best.

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7 days ago

White is not a race it is a skin color. People are making too much of it. Most people are mixed. My dad was very dark and my mother was light, very light. I have a background according to my DNA that includes most of the world. If you look like your wife, if you look Asian you have to be from an Asian country. If you’re black you’re black. All about skin color. There is quite a number of a white skin colors that all qualify for White.

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a month ago

You could either write down Semitic (Middle Eastern) or White, both works!

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a month ago

Its also so hard for me that i'm Moroccan and Mexican I am very white but I'm Mexican and Moroccan whenever I go somewhere people always look at while i talk to my mom in Spanish they always think I'm a gringa and when I go to morocco with my father people stare at me because I don't wear a hijab and don't wear my father culture and I am also forced to religion my mother wants me to be chaotic and my dad wants me to be Muslim please help me and comment please and thank you have a great day :)

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2 months ago

Well, you're caucasian I don't know if that's a choice, it should be. Racially speaking Arabs are Indo-European caucasian so yeah I guess if there's a caucasian choice you should put that. If there's a "white" choice then it's clearly dumb

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2 months ago

Technically on official documents, you’re supposed to put white if you’re of European, Middle Eastern, or African Descent. I’m not Middle Eastern but I am Slavic and don’t identify as white but I don’t mind.

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2 months ago

Honestly I’m also really confused with my race, I’m marrocan, and some people just classify me as African ( North African) or Arabic, I just feel like that as a marrocan that I classify as an Arabic person more then a North African person, I’m also confused, and I’ve seen a lot of comments saying we are being categorized as white, wich I don’t really understand why, cause if anything we fit more into arab or African ways then white, I feel like ueropean ( depending the country) or Americans should be only classified as white, because honestly we don’t have any white privileges or anything like that, nor do we have super white skin or white features, nor do we live in America or uerope, I would say that we should just classify ourselves as Arabic, most people forget that there’s another race, ( Arabic) so I would say as someone from marroco ( half berbers and half marrocan) that I classify as either Arabic, or North African, and I would say the Middle East should also classify as Arab, not white. Idk white feels wierd cause we have so many mixed cultures, and our skin isn’t white either 🤷🏻‍♀️ Anyways byeee❤️

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3 months ago

Hi! I am also middle eastern (Iranian) and we are not white. We are Asian, to be specific west Asian, since we are from the western part of Asia. Therefore, you should put your race as Asian. We will never ever be seen as white by society either nor will we be treated as white people. Some middle easterners I’m pretty sure even want a race called MENA that includes west Asia and North Africa. That’s why you should put your race as Asian and not white!

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3 months ago

i honestly think it depends where you are from, example, i come from the asian side of Turkey, so (i think) then i could put asian(?)

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