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I just got a call from a pollster.
After the usual questions about my age and where I lived, she asked:
“Do you consider yourself White, African-American, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander, or some other race?”
“I’m sorry, sir, you have to chose one.“
“I don’t consider myself any of those things.”
“I need to put a race down.“
“I can’t put that down.”
“I guarantee that I’m not a fish in disguise.”
“It needs to be one of the choices: White, African-American, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander, or some other race.”
“Race is an a artificial construct historically used to separate and divide people. By its very nature, race is a racist concept. I am not a racist, therefore I don’t use racist labels for myself or others.”
“Okay sir, thank you. That is all the questions I have for you. Have a blessed day.” [Hangs up]
Conclusion: Only racists are allowed to answer polls.