Re: bah, humbug, and it's the 60s, not the 70s.
You are a so-called "minority". Use it to your advantage.
All of my ancestors are Finns, from north of the Arctic Circle ... Even though I'm as white as the driven snow, there is absolutely zero so-called "Caucasian" blood in my system. So naturally, I am classified as a "minority", at least according to the fine folks in the .gov who payed my way through Uni.
As usual, I have no answers ... Just muddying the waters a little more :-)