I am absolutely dreading filling out the census forms for my family. Being from a port city, my identity is a mix of so many cultures, that it becomes difficult to try and explain on forms what I "am". I usually identify as a Native American/Black/French/Irish because those are the only groups that I actually have cultural ties to, even though we recently learned that my maternal ancestors also include some Germans, too.
My daughter comes from an Italian/Creole family on her father's side. What in heaven's name am I supposed to say that she is? Am I the only one who is completely stressed out about this?
If you really want to find out how screwed up this census form really is, try being a Louisiana Creole or Cajun! Nobody seems to give a damn about our identity. I wonder what my blatino first cousins are going to put, since they identify as Bolivian/Louisiana Creoles. This form is an absolute mess!