Kid school form, listed ethnicity as "geek", "Jedi". Wife didn't appreciate secretary's quizzical look. In future must hand those in myself.I'd filled in the form, Susan had handed it in.
— Eric Crampton (@EricCrampton) March 26, 2013
Fast forward a year. Yesterday we had a parent-teacher interview. Ira's teacher asked us to check over his form to make sure his details were correct. One of them wasn't. And so I tweeted this this morning.
I was confused why the school had our son listed as "Greek". Then I remembered that I wrote "geek" on the ethnicity line at enrollment.I'd forgotten that we'd listed him as geek. I agree with Liberty Scott here:
— Eric Crampton (@EricCrampton) April 9, 2014
@EricCrampton Nothing wrong with that, ethnicity is meant to be "what you identify as", it's almost entirely a psychological stateBut SystemD helps me see the violence inherent in the system.
— Libertyscott UK (@LibertyscottUK) April 9, 2014
@EricCrampton Sounds like the education system is trying to repress your child's unique ethic identity .. clearly a case of racism
— SystemD (@gavinbnz) April 9, 2014