I am not a minority!

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    I work for an agency that provides in-home services to the elderly and most of our clients are from an agency that is state funded. When we receive these clients they are classified not as Black, White, Hispanic, etc. Instead they are classified as NON-MINORITY OR MINORITY. Of course the minority box which is checked means that the person is not of Anglo-Saxon heritage. Why are ppl who do not have Anglo heredity referred to as a minority?
     
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    Because they are a minority?
     
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    because in this country they are a minority
     
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    Because they speak with a Negro dialect.
     
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    What does speaking with a Negro dialect have to do with being a Minority in this country? Should ppl who are of minority heritage speak a certain way? Look at Judge Judy sometime and you will see that non-minorities also misuse the English Language. One of the favorite words used while on her show is 'seen': I 'seen' what he did!!
     
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    It was a joke! :lol:
     
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    We are all, and I do mean each of us, "minorities."

    Let's say (even though it's not the case) that more than half the population of the planet was Chinese. It would still be true that a Chinese male would be in a minority. So would a Chinese female.

    In the U.S., let's say that more than half the population is (for now) what we call "white." Yeah. And? If the gender breakdown were roughly 50-50, a white male would still be maybe 25 to 30% of the population -- thus, a minority!

    We are all minorities.

    I can't wait for the Census to ask me my "race." I love that shit! I maintain that we all stem from the so-called "original man." That is, we all came OUT OF AFRICA. That makes me black! :cool:
     
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    Thank you! The first intelligent answer to my question although I still hate the term 'minority' when referring to my status as a human being in this country. I don't consider myself as 'minor' in anyway, shape or form. I know it's just a word and should not be taken so seriously but it just bugs me that if we are past the race issue why do Blacks, etc have to check the box 'Minority' when filling out a form?
     
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    Just check the box and STFU! Take your medicine!
     
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    For you to tell me to check the box and take my meds means you agree with the 'minority' status of ppl in this country. Why?
     

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