So what's the average Chowhound's Race / Ethnicity?
- jrvedivici Oct 24, 2013 12:24 PM
Before anybody thinks I'm trying to stir some kind of pot let me reference this link to a post on the Food News and Media board;
After reading this it just got me thinking......are the majority of contributors here on Chow Asian as this thread indicates? Honestly, I was surprised already to see how many posters in that thread stated they were Asian, not that it matters in any way, I've seen many threads about our weight, age, profession etc. I just figured after reading that thread it would be an interesting experiment to test that theory here in our own back yard.
White male Italian & English heritage
(I did a quick search using the terms race and ethnicity and didn't see any threads of this nature, if it has been done before my apologies)
Before you start, can we clarify one thing? The definition of "Asian"? The reason is that the term is often refer to East Asians like Chinese and Japanese in US, while the term is usually refer to South Asian, like Indians and Pakistans in Europe.
Or do you want to include both?
Sorry, but I thought it will be important set the definition first. Thanks.
CK to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure, that's why I posted Race/Ethnicity to kind of leave it open. Also why I guess my "race" is white, I also added being Italian & English.
I say just go with the flow and describe how you identify yourself, I don't think there are any wrong answers here.
**Edit, actually I guess the true question would have to be answered by Monica, since it's her post that motivated mine.
I work at a busy surgeon's office in Boston. We are now being mandated by the Federal Government to ask "race, ethnicity and language". Under that mandate, the Asian race umbrella includes Indians and Pakistans. :)
I don't know if that is what the op's inquiry is in this post though.
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