Why do I need to state my ethnicity in order for my work/education to not discriminate against me?

I guess thats part of my point. Whether you choose to identify your race or not, whoever you're interviewing with is going to look at you and categorize you into whatever race fits with there the way there brain processes race. If you're "white" but look "brown" you might as well be brown in the eyes of the interviewer. Just like if youre a light-skinned black person, sometimes your "blackness" is questioned.

It's stupid, and points to the reality that race is literally a meaningless distinction with no biological or genetic basis, and not even any sort of shared culture, religion, or history.. as opposed to ethnicity which has more actual meaning

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