Identity Check: Is It a Copout for Jews to Say They Are 'White'?

Questions about ethnicity on U.S. forms always raise a dilemma for Jews: should they self-identify as members of the powerful 'white' group, or proudly tick the 'other' box?

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A few weeks ago I began the long process of applying to several American universities. So there I was, filling the lines away, until I found myself faced with a nasty old foe - the ethnicity check box.