For most of my life, I have had a label that bothered me. I never thought to say anything because I figured that was the way it is. But now, in this era of sensitivity to other people's feelings, I think it is time I said something. I AM NOT WHITE! I am an American of German, English, and Irish ancestry, but when I look in the mirror I see someone who is light brown. Not white. For years I have made it a policy to leave the "race" section of an application and information sheets blank. Race shouldn't matter; we are all brown. I am light brown, there are others who are medium brown, and others who are dark brown, but we are all brown. So when speaking of me, please don't use that offensive label.