I was recently asked to fill out the following form asking about my racial and ancestral background after a medical eye procedure in NY.
The list seems completely random but here are a few more I thought I’d randomly add:
35. Are you white?
Which group best describes you? Germanic, Arabic, Slavic, Celtic, Scandinavian, or Other?
If yes to any of the above, go to 36:
36. What is your race? You may select one or more categories.
37. How well do you speak any other language than English? If only English, what kind of English dialect do you speak?
Thank you for participating in our survey. Hope you will turn to us again when next you need to fill an urgent healthcare need.
My Yellow Bowl Project hopes to spur discussion around these questions: Who is an American? What does citizenship mean? How long do you have to be in the US to be considered a bonafide member of this group?