Students Push UC to Expand Terms of Ethnic Identification
April 02, 2009
Los Angeles Times
Middle Easterners want alternatives to ‘white’ and ‘other’
By Raja Abdulrahim
March 31, 2009
Nicole Salame, 19, was filling out an application to UCLA last year when she got to the question about race and ethnicity. She thought a mistake had been made.
“I read it five times and was like, where is Middle Eastern?” the freshman recently recalled. “Is it on the other page, did it get cut off? I thought they forgot.”