How is it that when you fill out a form, "Asian" is somehow listed as one race?
It’s worse than that: on most forms that have only a few options (Joseph Boyle is right that the US Census now gets more specific), Asians-and-Pacific-Islanders is all one group. That means from the Maori through Indonesia and Polynesia, then Vietnam, straight up past Mongolia, and east out to Japan and west right out past India — all one “race”. Why?Because racism, that’s why.To be specific, because historically in the US the only racial difference that counted was white/black — that is, white and and not-white. For centuries that was how distinctions of race and (implied) class were made. There were quite a few court cases where light-skinned Japanese (etc) petitioned to be declared white — they usually weren’t — and where dark-skinned South Asians (etc) petitioned to be declared non-black — which sometimes worked. In fact, it worked so well that some American Blacks donned turbans and comic-opera inaccurate “Eastern” garb to perform more widely as an “Indian” musician than they’d ever be allowed to do in their original identity.So in the 1800s, there was white and Black. Period. Well, ok, and Native Americans, but to the people that mattered, they hardly counted (and were all dead, anyhow, right?). As colonialism and rising globalization brought more and more people who were neither white nor black to North America, there became an increasing dilemma about how to classify this cacophonous mob of confusing non-white people.Eventually the terms “Arab” and “Asian” came to be widely used, and some classifiers (see also Why is "Caucasian" a term used to label white people of European descent? ) also separated Pacific islander from the general morass of “Asian”. But in general, everyone from the Mysteeeeerious East was just called one thing, unless you felt you needed to specify a country.So, like I said: racism. And a racist tendency to dismiss as unimportant distinctions between different groups of “unimportant” people.
Is it necessary to fill out the admission form once again for the 2nd merit list?
Not needed to fill any more forms.You must have filled the form asking your choice of college in preference order. That should be enough. When you get admission in the first list according to the order your preference then take admission in that college.If you are not happy with the college still you must take admission and then opt for the second round of admission. Then again in the second list you may get a better choice of college as per your preference if the cut off drops. Withdraw from the first college and take in the second college.Not more than 2 choices are allowed.This I am writing to the best of my knowledge. You please confirm the process with other students too and read up website.
How can I deduct on my Federal income taxes massage therapy for my chronic migraines? Is there some form to fill out to the IRS for permission?
As long as your doctor prescribed this, it is tax deductible under the category for medical expenses. There is no IRS form for permission.