Date: Thu, 3 Nov 1994 14:46:07 EST
From: Shani Walker s.walker[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUACAD.MOREHEAD-ST.EDU
Subject: Re: who is african american
I know that biologically speaking, there is no such thing as "race."
Is there a another use of the term "race" other than in bigotry (and
government)? This is a serious question -- no humor this time.
CJCoker[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CSUPomona.Edu
PS: I was accepted into college because of "Native American," I believe.
I don't know exactly what you are asking for, except to say that I am an
African-American female who does not get offended by being called this,
because I know who I am, regardless of what people call me. Labels that
society puts upon people of the minority races are only temporary...I
don't get too caught up in labels...who knows, the next thing "they"
may call us are African-Black-Negro Americans...who's to say?
Question to you: why do applications have a question regarding your
ethnic background? I know to answer the question is only optional, but
why is it asked in the first place? Do you have a theory?
Shani N. Walker
Morehead State University