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Did you know that Oriental people are not count as Asians in Britain?
Posted 6/9/13 , edited 6/9/13
ERRRR whats a east African Asian @.@ china's under it
i live in England what is this mess
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How come the british forms don't have a category/group for Hispanic/Latino?
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How come the british forms don't have a category/group for Hispanic/Latino?


i still have to meet a Hispanic/Latino in the uk
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Do you think this is why people started putting 'Jedi' as their religion on census forms?
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Do you think this is why people started putting 'Jedi' as their religion on census forms? :P


i did that ..... once its classed as christian or some odd christian
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i find them forms to be strange no matter where you're from.

an actual tick box at my college

are you from:

English,welsh,scottish, island and british. (this is how its spelt on the list)

o-o so if i tick this box will also be welsh and scottish;when did Britain become it's own country.


The term British is usually the umbrella term for English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish, but in this case it sort of defeat the point of putting British in this category when it's pretty specificed.


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Agreed. I've noticed that a lot of Americans tend to think that words that are offensive over there are offensive in all English-speaking countries. I mean, it's fair enough that Orientals aren't considered 'Asian' in questionnaires given that we primarily associate 'Asian' with South-Asian ethnicities here in the UK, but some of the omissions they've made are pretty ridiculous. You've pointed out a glaring one.

As someone of Turkish decent, I'm personally miffed at how the Middle-East is never a separate category on these things. It's not the same thing as South-Asian at all! It comprises of parts of North Africa, the Arabian peninsula and some countries just West of South Asia such as Turkey, Iraq and Iran.

Just another region of the world that doesn't exist in the eyes of the public. It's pretty much 'white people, black people, brown people and the yellow ones.'


Yes, as well as people from Central Asia such as Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. I mean would they class themselves under White, Asian, or Chinese under this limited option? Since Kazakh people are Eurasian, they tend to have the Oriental eyes with Western facial structures. I went to uni with a Turkish girl and she put herself down as white (as the term Arabic or Middle-eastern were not available), she said she didn't feel close to Asian enough to classed herself as one (though IMO majority of Turkish people are probably culturally and ethnically more close to Middle-East Asia, therefore, Asian would be the most appropriate answer between these narrow choices for her). But I do agree these lists are too outdated and Asia is way to big to have just one Asian race, at least they should make an attempt to separate East Asian, SE Asian, South Asian, Middle-East Asian and Central Asians.
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tigerwolf29 wrote:

How come the british forms don't have a category/group for Hispanic/Latino?


i still have to meet a Hispanic/Latino in the uk


Do they not exist in the UK?
Posted 6/9/13 , edited 6/9/13

tigerwolf29 wrote:


ColouringYourLife wrote:


tigerwolf29 wrote:

How come the british forms don't have a category/group for Hispanic/Latino?


i still have to meet a Hispanic/Latino in the uk


Do they not exist in the UK?


nope not as i no of most the UK made up of white people / Asian

it might be to do with the empire the because wars to do with america before it was america ones with french and Spanish and what not

but VVV what she says below
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Posted 6/9/13

tigerwolf29 wrote:

How come the british forms don't have a category/group for Hispanic/Latino?


Hispanic and Latino would class as white in Britain. Usually classed as white British or white European.
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The whole system of classifying people is just a bit ridiculous, to be honest >.>
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tigerwolf29 wrote:

How come the british forms don't have a category/group for Hispanic/Latino?


Hispanic and Latino would class as white in Britain. Usually classed as white British or white European.


But what if they're brown? :/
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in my eyes they should just put whats your background ......................
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But what if they're brown? :/


It is really weird because Portuguese people never say that they're white, and yet they are classed as "white" because they're European. And some Eastern Europeans such as Slovakians and Romanians are really dark (and often get mistaken as South Asians), they would still class as white purely because their countries are located in Europe.
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Posted 6/9/13 , edited 6/9/13

that's the point

why go through all the country names just to say British.

by saying all the names singularly you are giving the impression that it is its own place.

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tigerwolf29

But what if they're brown? :/


It is really weird because Portuguese people never say that they're white, and yet they are classed as "white" because they're European. And some Eastern Europeans such as Slovakians and Romanians are really dark (and often get mistaken as South Asians), they would still class as white purely because their countries are located in Europe.


Let's say they are a mexican (or Latin American country) family that moves there, then what?
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