I sent in my original census, only to receive a letter a few days ago telling me our address had been selected to take part in the American community survey. Yesterday, I got the form in the mail and sat down to fill it out.
They wondered if I was white, and I answered in the affirmative. Later on, they wanted to know my ancestry or ethnic origin.
Why could that possibly matter? Here's the thing: I have no idea what my ethnic origin is. So in that space, I simply wrote "white". Of course I had to answer the same questions for Cliff, otherwise known as "person number one". I don't know his ethnic origin, either.
I am required by law to fill this thing out, and I've done it.
We had a real gully-washer of a rain a couple days ago, the kind that often reveals Indian artifacts in plowed ground. So, that's where I wander as I finish my daily walk.
Maybe I'll go look for more.