Originally posted by clown emoji on October 02, 2019 13:29
if these forms are important for diversity, than why is it limited to diversity of races/ethnicities? If we’re all for a diverse population, then wouldn’t we take into account varying gender identities, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds, and common experiences?
This is a great point! As you said earlier, many boxes seem to belittle people of mixed races, many Asian races, and many other areas combined into one box. I can only guess that it is arranged in this belittling fashion simply for convenience- which is a shame. People are too lazy to categorize every race and ethnicity as well as gender identities and sexual orientations probably because it would mean more sorting people out. I don't agree at all with the "too lazy" ideology, but unfortunately some people have the mentality of "whatever reduces the work I have to do", which in this case crosses cultural awareness lines.