A question for all mixed race RJs

  • beaujangle

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    Feb 28, 2010 11:34 AM GMT
    What's your ethnic background? You need not answer this if it causes offence.
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    Feb 28, 2010 12:55 PM GMT
    I suppose you can call me a mutt! German, Irish and Am. Indian. I have a hard time thinking that one's ethnic background would cause offence.

    So question is... What about yours? icon_biggrin.gif
  • beaujangle

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    Feb 28, 2010 1:11 PM GMT
    Chinese and Baba
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    Feb 28, 2010 1:24 PM GMT
    Mixed bag here...

    New Zealand Maori / Samoan / European (Scottish & Irish)
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    Feb 28, 2010 1:41 PM GMT
    11/14 Caucazoid, 8/16 Klingon and 4/42 Ferengi on my father's side.
  • RSportsguy

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    Feb 28, 2010 1:52 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite said11/14 Caucazoid, 8/16 Klingon and 4/42 Ferengi on my father's side.


    Funny, you don't look Klingish!! icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 28, 2010 1:54 PM GMT
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    GuerrillaSodomite said11/14 Caucazoid, 8/16 Klingon and 4/42 Ferengi on my father's side.


    Funny, you don't look Klingish!! icon_wink.gif


    I got Invisilign and file down my ridges.
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    Feb 28, 2010 2:03 PM GMT
    Background... hard to specify...French & Spanish Moor, and Latin American influences.
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    Feb 28, 2010 2:11 PM GMT
    I'm Puerto Rican and Jamacian (and I tiny bit french lol)
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    Feb 28, 2010 2:17 PM GMT
    I'm half Chinese half Jewish (Ukranian & German for haters who say Jewish isn't a race).

    And I also wanna know what Baba is.


    GuerrillaSodomite said11/14 Caucazoid, 8/16 Klingon and 4/42 Ferengi on my father's side.


    Those fractions hurt my brain.
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    Feb 28, 2010 2:42 PM GMT
    Half Chinese and the rest is a European.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 28, 2010 3:11 PM GMT
    Aren't we all mutts to some degree? Irish/Scottish/German/Italian here
  • jrs1

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    Feb 28, 2010 3:26 PM GMT

    as far as I am aware, I am of cajun (acadian) descent. that, inherently, implies an almost gypsy-like intermingling of genetic traits.

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    Feb 28, 2010 3:28 PM GMT
    i'm definitely a mutt. german / irish / norwegian / dutch / english.
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    Feb 28, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
    heckyeah09 saidi'm definitely a mutt. german / irish / norwegian / dutch / english.


    Lol, sorry, I've said this before, but why are Americans so obsessed with their "heritage"? Ask any English person what they "are" in this context and they'll generally say English/British, automatically, and that goes for most, if not all of my black/mixed race/muslim/Indian, etc, friends.

    In fact, if you ask a dark skinned English person where they're from and they reply "England", you'd be strongly advised to either leave it at that, or choose your words sensitively when pushing for information about their cultural background.

    The Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish are, of course, a different case on the "British" front, and I won't go into that one.

    A study was conducted recently (sorry, can't remember details) that took individuals with skin and ancestry apparently as pure white as the driven snow, and was proved that way, way back, there was indeed a lot of black in there.

    There's no such thing as as a non-mixed race human being.
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    Feb 28, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
    ....well, OK. White/Black/EastIndian/Chinese..and a smattering of Arawak (Jamaican ancestry).

    Bill is Irish.


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    Feb 28, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    Have a French papa and a Dutch mama.


    Brit_Bloke said
    heckyeah09 saidi'm definitely a mutt. german / irish / norwegian / dutch / english.


    Lol, sorry, I've said this before, but why are Americans so obsessed with their "heritage"?


    I'm not obsessed, but the reason I identify is because while I am fully 'assimilated' (whatever that means), I still have cousins in Europe that I stay in some degree of contact with. Until my grandparents passed away, I remember stories and nursery rhymes from the 'old world' they shared with us. I am sure each generation in my family will identify less and less with their past, until it is little more than old photos and ancient history.

    It is interesting to note how in certain parts of the USA, mainly in the rural south, the number one ancestry listed is indeed 'American'.
  • Halcyonz

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    Feb 28, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    Korean / German
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    Feb 28, 2010 5:18 PM GMT
    Primarily Black, Native American (Blackfoot, Cherokee? - not confirmed). My lineage also has Chinese, German, & Irish sprinkled throughout

    There could be more but that's all we've been able to find thus far.
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    Feb 28, 2010 6:17 PM GMT
    ILmarathonrunner saidHave a French papa and a Dutch mama.


    Brit_Bloke said
    heckyeah09 saidi'm definitely a mutt. german / irish / norwegian / dutch / english.


    Lol, sorry, I've said this before, but why are Americans so obsessed with their "heritage"?


    I'm not obsessed, but the reason I identify is because while I am fully 'assimilated' (whatever that means), I still have cousins in Europe that I stay in some degree of contact with. Until my grandparents passed away, I remember stories and nursery rhymes from the 'old world' they shared with us. I am sure each generation in my family will identify less and less with their past, until it is little more than old photos and ancient history.

    It is interesting to note how in certain parts of the USA, mainly in the rural south, the number one ancestry listed is indeed 'American'.


    Who u callin old? icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 28, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    Brit_Bloke said
    heckyeah09 saidi'm definitely a mutt. german / irish / norwegian / dutch / english.


    Lol, sorry, I've said this before, but why are Americans so obsessed with their "heritage"? Ask any English person what they "are" in this context and they'll generally say English/British, automatically, and that goes for most, if not all of my black/mixed race/muslim/Indian, etc, friends.

    In fact, if you ask a dark skinned English person where they're from and they reply "England", you'd be strongly advised to either leave it at that, or choose your words sensitively when pushing for information about their cultural background.

    The Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish are, of course, a different case on the "British" front, and I won't go into that one.

    A study was conducted recently (sorry, can't remember details) that took individuals with skin and ancestry apparently as pure white as the driven snow, and was proved that way, way back, there was indeed a lot of black in there.

    There's no such thing as as a non-mixed race human being.


    I find it interestig that you ask why Americans are "so obesssed" with their "heritage" and then go on as to suggest that Brits are not. You then dismiss the Welsh, Scotts, and Northern Irish who, in my experiece, tend to associate themselves with those backgrounds first and as Eglish second.

    While you might like to give the impression that such thigs are unimportant in the UK, it's interesting to note that the UK has a College of Arms that is the offical repository for coats of arms and pedigrees of Eglish, Welsh, Northern Irish, Scott and Commowealth families. Did you forget or are you unaware that Heraldic Devices are still being registered in the UK today (each generation makes changes to the device that precedes it). Wouldn't that be just a little more "obsessive" about ones "heritage" than simply having a personal interest in ones background.

    Is it Politically correct now to ignore that the Russian/Georgian half of my background is culturally different and distinct from the Anglo/American half ?
    There are also practical reasons for understanding ones background such as genetic markers or a predisposition for certain conditions that tend to inflict certain ethinic and "Biological Races" (sickle cell and Tay-Sachs and Cystic Fibrosis are just a few that come to mind). Why shouldn't we be interested in where we come from? Besides if San Francisco had no Chinese who identify as Chinese who would celibrate the Chinese New Year?
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    Feb 28, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
    french and 1/8 german
  • pelotudo87

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    Feb 28, 2010 8:17 PM GMT
    Irish, African-American, English, German, Native American (Apache), and possibly Scotch-Irish
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    Feb 28, 2010 8:28 PM GMT
    BronzeChew saidI'm half Chinese half Jewish (Ukranian & German for haters who say Jewish isn't a race).

    And I also wanna know what Baba is.


    GuerrillaSodomite said11/14 Caucazoid, 8/16 Klingon and 4/42 Ferengi on my father's side.


    Those fractions hurt my brain.


    You know the sum is greater then the whole

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  • leixguy

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    Feb 28, 2010 8:32 PM GMT
    shybuffguy said
    Brit_Bloke said
    heckyeah09 saidi'm definitely a mutt. german / irish / norwegian / dutch / english.


    Lol, sorry, I've said this before, but why are Americans so obsessed with their "heritage"? Ask any English person what they "are" in this context and they'll generally say English/British, automatically, and that goes for most, if not all of my black/mixed race/muslim/Indian, etc, friends.

    In fact, if you ask a dark skinned English person where they're from and they reply "England", you'd be strongly advised to either leave it at that, or choose your words sensitively when pushing for information about their cultural background.

    The Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish are, of course, a different case on the "British" front, and I won't go into that one.

    A study was conducted recently (sorry, can't remember details) that took individuals with skin and ancestry apparently as pure white as the driven snow, and was proved that way, way back, there was indeed a lot of black in there.

    There's no such thing as as a non-mixed race human being.


    I find it interestig that you ask why Americans are "so obesssed" with their "heritage" and then go on as to suggest that Brits are not. You then dismiss the Welsh, Scotts, and Northern Irish who, in my experiece, tend to associate themselves with those backgrounds first and as Eglish second.

    While you might like to give the impression that such thigs are unimportant in the UK, it's interesting to note that the UK has a College of Arms that is the offical repository for coats of arms and pedigrees of Eglish, Welsh, Northern Irish, Scott and Commowealth families. Did you forget or are you unaware that Heraldic Devices are still being registered in the UK today (each generation makes changes to the device that precedes it). Wouldn't that be just a little more "obsessive" about ones "heritage" than simply having a personal interest in ones background.



    Scottish, Wesh and Northern irish people do not think of themselves as English at all, they think of themselves as British!
    and yes there is such a thing as a non mixed race person, i can trace my ancestory back over a 1000 years and im 100% irish- that is to presume that scots and other celts are not the same race as the irish.