Why can’t I put this on my census form?

Let’s not be English, French or German any more. Let’s be European. No, not European, let’s be men. Let’s be humanity. All we have to do is get rid of one last piece of egocentricity - patriotism.

- Victor Hugo (1802-85)

I found this is Stephen Clarke’s surprisingly affectionate “1000 years of annoying the French” (ISBN-13: 978-0593062722).

I don’t really “self-identify” as White British or White Irish. I’m neither certain that my ancestors were all white, nor know why I should care. Human would do nicely…