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Old January 16th, 2014 (06:30 PM).
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Quote originally posted by O07_eleven:
I never understood why people would stake their claim to like six or more different nationalities if 1 random guy generations back happened to be from a different country. If your ancestors were German and you have Germanic features then by all means say that but in my eyes it's a little preposterous, especially if you have no connection to the culture. I'd say it's only important to mention the genetic traits present in you, if you're 1/32nd Chinese and don't look Chinese at all then why does it matter...
Honestly, it's just bragging rights most of the time, a claim of one's identity. But we all have different standards of what ethnicities are "cool", so it's not necessarily mean-spirited to say what yours are if you like them.

As a minor note, genetic traits can still be present if they're not visible; this is why once in a while you hear of a white couple having a black baby. Who knows; maybe the Chinese traits are even in one's phenotype but just not visible.
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Old January 16th, 2014 (06:39 PM).
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All I know for sure is that I have Irish and Mexican ancestry. I have no clue if there's anything else, but I'm sure there is. I have more Irish in me than Mexican, I think.
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Old January 16th, 2014 (06:41 PM).
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i'm native american on one half and german on the other (my ancestors actually came from prussia, though, when it existed)

it's funny because i don't look native american at all now, but when i was born i was really tan with black hair with a blonde streak down the middle. now i'm super white and my hair went from black to blonde to brown naturally. i still get tan super easily tho
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Old January 16th, 2014 (11:45 PM).
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Both of my parents are Indian.
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Old January 16th, 2014 (11:52 PM).
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Old January 16th, 2014 (11:57 PM).
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As far as I'm aware, my lineage goes down Bangladesh. First person in my entire extended family not born there. Aren't I the ideal role model?
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Old January 17th, 2014 (12:27 AM).
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Let's see, I'm mostly Romanian, Polish, and Irish.

But I have a lot of other nationalities in there as well, just not as much. I'm Romanian, Polish, Irish, English, Scottish, French, Czech, Dutch, Swede...

Thing is I was adopted and I only know for sure my mother's heritage. The Romanian comes from my biological father's side, as well as a little Irish, but that's all I know. I do know my great grandmother was straight from Poland to America in the late 1920's, a good time before the invasion of Poland.

If I had my adopted father's heritage I would have Native (Cherokee), and Russian to the list.
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Old January 17th, 2014 (01:36 AM).
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As far as I'm aware of, I'm German and Austrian. That's all I can remember. My family is a bit on the big side so there's prob more.... :p
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I'm about 25% Cherokee and ~13%-25% English. The rest of me is a European melting pot, and having a French last name despite it hardly being apart of my background.
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Quote originally posted by DowntownDumpling:
I'm mainly Czech and Welsh, with other stuff like German, Italian, Arab, Finnish, Persian, and Ashkenazi Jewish.
That's awesome, I'm Welsh.

Im 100% Welsh for at least 3 generations, although beyond that I'm not sure.
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Old January 17th, 2014 (08:55 AM).
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My family has been around the West Virginia-Ohio line since the 1800s. Before that I can't tell, but I know my great great grandmother owned slaves, so that puts us in the "we've been here a little bit" category. Both sides of my family resided in West Virginia almost exclusively, but with my parents' generation pretty much everyone dispersed to places like Carolina, California, Colorado, and Ohio.

Ethnically, that might make me English? IDK. Every male in my family has grown up to be a mountain man covered in hair, so there's that. I know my extended uncle used to burn their trash when he was a kid, 'cause they lived out in the sticks.
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My mother is 100% Korean, my father is 100% Korean, that makes me 100% Korean. /genius
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I'm Hispanic, Asian and a Pacific Islander. So I'm probably just an average Filipino.
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I am half Italian and the other half is a mixture of English and some other stuff I'm not completely sure of...
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Old January 21st, 2014 (11:49 AM).
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Mother's side is predominantly Italian.
Father's side is predominantly Irish.

I'm sure there's other heritages mixed in there somewhere.
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I'm born Puerto Rican, also Puerto Rican from my mom side. I also have Dominican blood from my father side.
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I'm Irish, on my Dad's side, and English, on my Mum's.
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Quote originally posted by Axeliira:
I am full-blood Mexican, both sides of the family are all full-blooded.
Just like Axeliira, both parents are from Mexico (state of Guanajuato) - I was born in USA (Anaheim, California).
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I'm a mix of Chinese and Indonesian, given that the my parents' lineage are originally from China.
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The most: Armenian and Russian.

Less, don't really count as much: Ukrainian, Belorussian, Polish, Swedish, Swiss, English, Norwegian, Turkish, German, Finnish, Dutch, etc... I'm sure there's a lot more. xD
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