I thought the education department was now
required to say 'check all that apply?'
Not that they follow it, but if they want
to get picky,say you're following the law.
I have definitely seen an increase over the years, and
if it does say check one, I ignore it and check all.
Actually, when I was younger, someone did a survey of some after
school group I was with that had races listed and then a blank
to fill in the number of people in the group that fit each race.
We had nine people there but it added up to ten.
I have no idea why...
Yes, happily I too have noticed that more forms these days
have a check all that apply option or a multiracial
category, but there are still many that do not, and
many institutions which require us to "pick one."
I find this ridiculous since so many Americans are
multiracial/multicultural; however, society has
yet to fully wrap its brain around this fact.