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New Form 4473 this week. How not Hispanic are you?

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posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 02:13 PM
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The new 4473 has two check boxes under race/ethnicity with some redundancy.

One is [_] Hispanic or Latino

The other [_] Not Hispanic or Latino

WTF???


Another Form 4473 category curious by its absence in light of protracted U.S. military involvement fighting global and domestic terror is one identifying people of Middle Eastern ethnicity, which is instead apparently lumped into the “White” (Arab) and "Asian" (Pakistani) categories. If that is deemed sufficient for security and law enforcement purposes, why Hispanics/Latinos are being singled out could be perceived as even more offensive, as it apparently presupposes government suspicions requiring they all must undergo a universal cartel affiliation check.


Of course I'm torn. On the one hand I suppose it could just be government bureaucratic incompetence printing millions of official forms with some assinine typo.

On the other hand what's the nefarious reason for wanting people to check not Hispanic or Latino?
Must it be done in conjunction with the other boxes? For instance, am I committing a beurocratic felony by checking White, Asian or Black but not checking "not Hispanic" as well?

Examiner story




posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 02:18 PM
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I saw this on a recent form we received as well. I forget what it was for but I thought the same thing. Ridiculous.



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 02:19 PM
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what if im a white looking hispanic?



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 02:20 PM
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Originally posted by BacknTime
what if im a white looking hispanic?


Shade half of each box



This begs the bigger question, why does race matter?



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere

Originally posted by BacknTime
what if im a white looking hispanic?


Shade half of each box



This begs the bigger question, why does race matter?


There is only one race. Does the color of one's skin really mean that much?



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by Skada

Originally posted by thisguyrighthere

Originally posted by BacknTime
what if im a white looking hispanic?


Shade half of each box



This begs the bigger question, why does race matter?


There is only one race. Does the color of one's skin really mean that much?


To the ATF and the rest of the fed it's a matter of jail time if you fail to answer correctly.



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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Or how about two boxes that say check one

1 American
2 Non American



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