You're Mizrahi. The mere fact that you didn't want to tell your classmates that you're partly of Persian ancestory, also could mean that you're perpetuating that notion of racism. Why can't one acknowledge their different background? But I very much liked your article and some good laughs. Indeed, these definitions will become more blurred with time passing.
More than 2,000 migrants threaten to break out of Hungarian camp (Reuters)
from the article: The unbearable lightness of being Ashkenazi