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That's pretty interesting with regard to Morocco.

I'm always fascinated by American categories for race or ethnicity. There are only a few official categories, but I've always considered it odd that a Moroccan or Northern African is considered among the majority in the US. Racially, Moroccans are considered white. Now, if you're from Spain on the other hand, you are considered a minority non-white in the US. It's a truly bizarre methodology. No one has explained it to me yet.

by Upstate NY on Tue Jul 5th, 2005 at 10:36:16 PM EST
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That's borderline bizarre. Does the classification extend to affirmative action in colleges, et cetera?

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by Sirocco (sirocco2005ATgmail.com) on Wed Jul 6th, 2005 at 10:40:36 AM EST
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There is no affirmative action in American colleges.

It's illegal in most respects. Quotas are as well.

Of course, you can signal your nationality on your application, and the university may take that into account, but it's a hidden process, and it's up to each university. Furthermore, a university does not have to use the official US government classifications.

It may decide to break down Latino and Hispanic students into a non-European ancestral category. I don't think there is a designation for Arabs at most universities.

by Upstate NY on Wed Jul 6th, 2005 at 10:57:25 AM EST
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