Students fight the imposing of identities

The implications of the creation of a Southwest Asian/North African category on the UC application

With the excitement that comes with filling out college applications, we cannot remember a time when we could breeze through the ethnicity portion without having to stop and think about which false identity to group ourselves under. Would it be “Other,” a statistic that is rarely counted on a national
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Recognizing the ‘Others’

Adding a new ethnicity checkbox to the application would recognize the cultures of some of those currently classified as 'Caucasian'

I had grown up most of my life with no questions about my ethnic identity: I am an Armenian American whose family is from Egypt, and growing up I was given the privilege to be proud of my multicultural background. Though I recognized at a young age that on all
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