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Snippets at a research meeting:
Student: Did you collect data on ethnicity as well? Prof: No, we didn't. Collecting data that specific would have required parents to also do questionnaires. When we ask Grade 5 students directly what their ethnicity was, almost all answer: "Canadian. I am Canadian."
This has always fascinated me. When I was growing up, if you had asked me about my ethnic background, my answer would have been automatically Chinese. Because that's how I was mostly socialised (i.e., Melayu, Cina, India, Lain-lain).
Race is more of a unitary construct. Ethnicity, on the other hand, is more about the people, culture, language, customs, social, and geographic location you most identify with.
I am so much more than "just" Cina.
I love poutine. I love cili padi. I love Nanaimo bars. I love nasi lemak. I love Montreal-style smoked meat. I love kiam chai ark. I love maple sausages. I love durian. I make sambal; I eat that sambal. I say 'eh. I say la…

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