To all multiracial people.

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    Nov 03, 2013 12:26 AM GMT
    To all multiracial people, which part of your genetic make up do you feel more closer to (this also includes ethnicity)?





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    Nov 03, 2013 12:37 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI'm related to African-Americans and Hispanic people even though I'm Caucasian (and I don't mean related by marriage). Does that count?

    It wasn't really wat I was going for, but hey it still counts...you now are on my interesting list.
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    Nov 03, 2013 12:49 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidWell, thanks man. Yes, my grandmother's uncle married an African-American woman. One of their descendants is Roberta Flack, the singer, making her my third cousin (I think it's 3rd). My grandmother's maiden name was Flack. My cousins in Mexico City are on my mother's side (the Flacks are my dad's family).

    Thats really cool, my whole family is mixed...cuban,puero rican, bajan, french creole, Irish, Im actually one of the few people with native american blood, im just more in tune with my Hispanic heritage though
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    Nov 03, 2013 12:53 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    TruthSeeker said
    Aristoshark saidWell, thanks man. Yes, my grandmother's uncle married an African-American woman. One of their descendants is Roberta Flack, the singer, making her my third cousin (I think it's 3rd). My grandmother's maiden name was Flack. My cousins in Mexico City are on my mother's side (the Flacks are my dad's family).

    Thats really cool, my whole family is mixed...cuban,puero rican, bajan, french creole, Irish, Im actually one of the few people with native american blood, im just more in tune with my Hispanic heritage though

    It's even weirder....we're Jewish (and have been since forever) but we found a branch of the family about 20 years ago who are German Catholics....and they were Nazis. Yikes. They converted to Catholicism in the 1640s.

    Wowzers, the irony!
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    Nov 03, 2013 12:56 AM GMT
    If Flack is of your generation, 3rd. If of your parents' generation, then 2nd cousin, once removed.
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    Nov 03, 2013 1:02 AM GMT
    Haha well as far as I know I'm 100% South Korean -- maybe one day I'll have a genetic genealogy test to see if it's true.

    I'm obviously Asian, but being adopted (as a baby) into an Italian American family I embrace Italian American culture and traditions.

    It's a little strange, physically I'm Asian; I've had rice queens, individuals that love Asian culture, and TKD instructors criticize me, for being too "Americanized". That is who I am culturally, Italian American. I love learning about Asian culture, but the family I grew up in who invested their time, love, and dedication is my Italian American family -- sadly it's a lot smaller these days. Today is my Aunt's 75th birthday.
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    Nov 03, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
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    theantijock saidIf Flack is of your generation, 3rd. If of your parents' generation, then 2nd cousin, once removed.

    You know, I don't know which generation she is. Most likely my parents', but I don't know for sure.


    Looks it by age but you'd have to know to, um, know, and so I offered the info as options.

    I have a very odd situation in part of my family from back when a relative was screwed over by the guy she married. He abandoned her when she became pregnant. Being of a proper Jewish family, furriers, it wasn't thought kosher to raise a child without a husband. So daughter and mother left town for those months, coming back to raise the daughter's kid as the mother's child. How fucked up is that? As far as I know they've never been told and I was asked to not say anything when I was told the story.

    Never mind how abusive that was to the actual mother-- Christ, it's nearly Chinatown--but also an entire section of family who don't even know what generation they are. So fucked up.
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    Nov 03, 2013 1:24 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    AnOriginal saidHaha well as far as I know I'm 100% South Korean -- maybe one day I'll have a genetic genealogy test to see if it's true.

    I'm obviously Asian, but being adopted (as a baby) into an Italian American family I embrace Italian American culture and traditions.

    It's a little strange, physically I'm Asian; I've had rice queens, individuals that love Asian culture, and TKD instructors criticize me, for being too "Americanized". That is who I am culturally, Italian American. I love learning about Asian culture, but the family I grew up in who invested their time, love, and dedication is my Italian American family -- sadly it's a lot smaller these days. Today is my Aunt's 75th birthday.

    My sister adopted two Chinese girls and it cracks me up to hear Yiddish coming out of their mouths. It shouldn't. I'm bad.


    Haha I had a teacher that spoke Yiddish. Quickly after class one day she taught me how to say congratulations/"mazel tov" and every time I'd use it she chuckled icon_smile.gif

    I naturally used to say "oy vey", now I say oh Lordy -- I think I made the latter phrase up.
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    Nov 03, 2013 3:16 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidWell, thanks man. Yes, my grandmother's uncle married an African-American woman. One of their descendants is Roberta Flack, the singer, making her my third cousin (I think it's 3rd). My grandmother's maiden name was Flack. My cousins in Mexico City are on my mother's side (the Flacks are my dad's family).

    The first time...ever I saw...your race...

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    Nov 03, 2013 3:24 AM GMT
    ^
    One of my favorite artists, voices and songs!