The other problem with the “What is your race or ethnicity?” question is that it doesn’t fit for everyone. Again, my school is very diverse. Many of my students are mixed ethnicities. I’ve had Asian/Black students, Asian/Caucasian, Black/Latino... so the question gets much more complicated to answer and I imagine creates a dilemma for many. This question always rubs me the wrong way too for this reason. Very rarely is choosing more than one choice an option. If so many forms are going to continue asking this, multiple choices should always be an option. Also, “white” people are very rarely asked to explain their origin, just the color of their skin. White can mean Russian, Australian, Finnish, or Irish, all of which are very different cultures. I wouldn’t even really know what to answer if asked this question, other than “American” because my heritage is so mixed and the list is very long - and yet we expect others, especially Asians and Latinos, to do this regularly.