At the pediatrician today, I had to fill out a form about Eggbert. All was fairly routine until I ran into the following question:
"Race/ethnicity. Check ONE box [emphasis in original]:
White/caucasian___ African-American___ Native American___ Hispanic___ Other____"
Now color me sensitive (what, me?), but I think that asking a child to choose to acknowledge only one side of their ethnic heritage is wrong wrong wrong. It's like saying who do you love more, mommy or daddy?
Also, I have to wonder if they teach you about the existence of this place in doctor school. I heard it's kind of big and a lot of people live there, and the last time I checked, it wasn't called "Other."