As long as we are on the topic of racism, here is another really dumb thing that Americans say and think:
If you are part, let’s say, Irish and German, you say something like, “I am half-and-half, Irish and German.”
If you are part Anglo and part black, people say you’re black.
For example, President Obama is not black. President Obama is part Anglo and part Kenyan.
Furthermore, Capt. Marshall Allen (”A true FW Fire Department hero retires,” Bob Ray Sanders, Wednesday) is not black. He is part black, part Anglo.
I wish we could use our brains a little more when and if we wish to describe someone’s heritage and ethnicity.
— Janet Crowell,