how should i declare myself racially in the USA

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what race should i declare myself as

  1. caucasian / white

    12.5%
  2. bi-racial

    25.0%
  3. tri-racial

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  4. asian

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  5. other (please explain further)

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  1. Mortimer
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    Im considering filling out the green Card lottery application but i dont know what race i should put in.

    caucasian or bi-racial or tri-racial?

    background Information: im multi-ethnic. i have roma /"gypsy" ancestry and european ancestry, around 50/50

    i did a genetic test. on the old ancestry chromosomes painting i have been 100% european, but because there were only 3 races of People.

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    now with the updated 22 World Populations, im 70% Southern European + 30% Southasian and Middle Eastern
    I also score 0.5% Sub-Saharan African, but I havent been before so i guess it could be "noise" or not really certain if im half a percent sub-saharan and even if i were, i dont know of any black ancestor and it is too minor to brand me part african?
    Im also 0.8% Ashkenazi Jewish (but they are White?)
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    I looked up the Definition in the US Census but it doesnt Count my ancestral Group as a Race.

    The U.S. Census does not count Roma as a group, since it is neither a nationality nor a religion
    Roma in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So Im not smarter then before.
    Do you think I can refer myself as Caucasian/"White" in the USA despite having Middle Eastern and Southasian Genetic Components and not being fully European? Or should I Count myself as Tri-Racial or Bi-Racial?

    here is a Picture of me with a good friend. Im the swarthy male. i will delete the Picture soon out, so dont Quote it. thank you. So what Race should i refer myself as in the USA? You will ask me what Race i refer myself as in my Country, but in my Country we dont Count People by Race such as "Caucasian, Asian, African-American etc." just by their nationality like "Italian, Norwegian, Somali, Chinese etc."

    Once i applied for a Job in the USA and i filled out bi-racial. Do you think that was correct?
     
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    You might try Melungeon since that is a mix of European, Mediterranean, Black & American Indian...

    ... or go with the majority, i.e. what would be your father's race...

    ... or since you have a gypsy ancestry, Hungarian, Serbian, or Albanian...

    ... better still, call the nearest American embassy or immigration office and ask them.

    Good luck!
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    I think Melungeon is wrong in my case. Since im not Black & American Indian (Native American). And it seems like you try to make fun of me:eusa_eh:
     
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    You may as well do a "Warren" and register yourself whatever minority would be best for affirmative action advantages.
     
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    dont troll my thread
     
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    can someone take me seriously. thank you
     
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    Matthew Blue dog all the way!

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    Meso American?
     
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    what is that?
     
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    How many races are there?
    Which do YOU identify with the most?
     

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