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The “Anglo” File

I just took a SurveySpree survey, and got asked this question:

Anglo File

“Anglo?”  I’m not English, thanks.  I know, I know: “Anglo” is an informal term Hispanics use that means “not our kind.”  I also know that some no-class Whites have informal terms they use to designate others as “not our kind,” but fortunately those terms aren’t used in opinion polls.

This is completely beside the point, but now that I’m looking at this list I have no idea what I’d check if I were a Jew.  Are Jews “Anglos?”  They’re not Caucasians, are they?  Or are they?

Hey!  Are you guys Caucasians?  I really don’t know.  I never thought about it until I saw that “Anglo” there.  You’re not Anglo, though.  Right?

How come you don’t get a box?  Are there really more Indians than Jews in the US?  What if you don’t count “Ward Churchills” and “Indians-for-casino-purposes?”

Anyway, I cancelled my SurveySpree subscription.

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5 responses to “The “Anglo” File

  1. scott September 26, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    i wonder why “caucasian” is still considered a legitimate racial classification,when “negroid” and “mongoloid” have gone the way of the dodo bird.

  2. Mike Kriskey September 26, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Scottster!

  3. INFJ September 28, 2007 at 10:08 am

    What about Celtic? God (and Robert the Bruce) knows that we’re neither Anglo nor Caucasian. I guess Celts and Jews would have to check “something else.”

  4. Ru Paul for President October 9, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    Preach it! Anglo is an offensive term worse than spic or chink or other non-PC unprintable terms …
    Besides: For anyone of Irish heritage, the Anglo-saxon overlords were more oppresive of their ancestors than many white slaveowners in America’s South. Italians, Poles and irish americans and anything but ‘Anglos’, originally a germanic tribe that settled in England (angle-land). You might as well be calling all blacks ‘Nigerians’, and shorten it to … uh oh, let’s not go there.

    And would you believe – there are Celtic Jews out there.

  5. INFJ October 25, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    I know there are Celtic Jews out there. In Scotland they are the Harris’s the Lewis’s and the Ross’s among others. There are also Celtic Protestants and Catholics. The whole bunch of them are NOT “Anglos,”

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