ON THE CENSUS 2020,
Please don’t pick white, because you are not.
Please don’t pick your original nationality as your race (eg. Lebanese, Palestinian, Egyptian) because that is colonial project and not your race (personal cake splitting between Sykes and Picot 1917).
Please don’t pick “Middle Eastern” because it is a racist term invented by the British colonialism (eg. Germany is West and Morocco is East although Morocco is West Of Germany and Britain).
And for my Chaldean, Kurdish, Maronite, Yazidi, Mendawee, Barbar, Amazeegh, etc… you can be that and be Arab at the same time. Arab is a self identity that has todo with an existential emotional and historical and cultural belonging to that area that speaks Arabic in general.
Keep choosing OTHER – ARAB till they recognize us as a minority.
via Facebook 2020-03-19T00:08:58.000Z