I just loved the Sept. 23 Language, culture and the label wars, Other Views piece by Esther Cepeda.
While her young sons had defaulted to “other” because they had multiple ethnic choices, one of my daughters chose “other” when she didn’t hear her specific demographic some 30 years ago in a Miami-Dade County public school survey.
I’m a Brooklyn-born, native New Yorker, second-generation American of Austro-Hungarian background and I’m white, but I speak Spanish in this heavily-Latin community that I’ve called home for 51 years. Oh, and by the way, I’m Jewish!
Now who or what am I?
Norma A. Orovitz, Bay Harbor Islands