Post by castlemoon93 on Feb 3, 2013 19:02:11 GMT -8
What ethnicity/race are you and are you more than just one? Also, do people usually label you as this ethnicity or do they usually mistake as something else? Do you have trouble deciding which one you identify with more? I thought it would fun to see all the different and diverse people we have! ;D
My ethnicity is Norwegian and Venezuelan. My mother is the Norwegian side and my father is from Venezuela. This is kind of a strange combo as the countries are on different sides of the world. I'm a mixture so I guess it would be hard to tell what I am exactly but people always seem to label me as "white" or "Mexican". People seem to think these days that if your Hispanic you must be Mexican which is annoying as hell. Anyway, I identity with both but it is hard to decide what to put on forms that ask for you to put down on ethnicity because I don't like choosing one over the other. I've heard that the race you should go by is your last name, and mine is Castillo, which is castle in Spanish so I assume I should go by the Spanish heritage on these forms.
Post by Story Keeper on Feb 3, 2013 21:45:29 GMT -8
Technically I'm Scottish because I was born there, but my mum was born in Lancashire and her parents' ancestors are Irish and possibly Welsh; my Dad was born in Germany and his dad was born in Koenigsburg in East Prussia (nowadays it's called Kaliningrad) and his mum was born in Nova Scotia and was descended from Mi'kmaq. I'm a bit of a mixed bag, really.
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Post by writer wannabe on Feb 3, 2013 22:05:35 GMT -8
I identify with the German side of my family. Most of my values, cultural traditions, cherished moments, and closest relatives come from that side of the family. We're a bunch of immigrant Germans from the Black Sea, though, so we're connected to Germany "in spirit," so to speak.
I'm half generic blue eyed and blonde person(Caucasian, I suppose.) and half vaguely south american-ish(Can't say for sure).
It does actually bug me when people bring it up IRL cause it tends to accompany comments like "Oh, were you adopted?" or "How long did it take you to speak dutch?" even though I was born and raised in the netherlands and I feel 100% dutch.
I don't mind mentioning it in online communities where I'm comfortable cause...well, its the internet anyway. It mostly bugs me when strangers I meet for the first time feel the need to point it out as soon as we start a conversation.
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Post by writer wannabe on Feb 4, 2013 17:23:11 GMT -8
My sister and I got some of that, Pinkemon, when we were kids (once from our own grandmother) since we take after my mom's side of the family more than our dad's. Dad turned it into a prank on my mom when a stranger commented on that and he whispered to them "We don't talk about that; it's a sensitive subject."
I do have to wonder if my cousin gets the "are you adopted" crap since the Mexican heritage passed down from his dad (who's half Mexican and half Scottish) shows up a lot more for him than any of his siblings.
^^ Yeah, I think I once made a thread about that sort of stuff before and others mentioned they knew that feeling too.
I just find it so very silly when people say that sort of stuff cause these days my country is pretty damn diverse in general, and there's already been multiple generations of people with immigrants as parents/grandparents who have had children born and raised in this country as perfectly normal dutch people who grew up with dutch language and culture.
Oh well. Sometimes that sort of stuff is inevitable, I guess.
Post by Fiery Firefly on Feb 5, 2013 6:06:53 GMT -8
I sometimes get that sort of comment if I'm only seen with my mom, cause I'm basically a female clone of my dad and look absolutely nothing like my mom. When we meet new people she always is like, "No really she's my daughter. Really." And if people see me with both of my parents, they probably assume she's my stepmom or something, cause there is seriously no resemblance at all.
On the subject of ethnicity, I'm Irish, German and English with a dash a Cherokee. Pretty standard white American heritage.
I look like a standard female African-American person I guess. I don't know what my heritage actually is since I'm adopted. Though I want to believe that my gravitation towards tribal and Asian cultures means that I have some Asian and Native American in me. *wishful thinking*
Ehhehe, its actually easier for me to list what I'm not that list every ethnicity I am. I know for sure I have no Asian, Arab, Polish, or Russian, but I'll try to list a bit of everything that I am below.
From my dad's side I get Irish and French heritage (mostly Irish and my great-grandmother's family actually immigrated to America when she was five in 1930).
Now my mom's side: Native American (Cherokee, Choctaw, and Comanche), African American, Mexican, Spanish, British, French, Irish, German, Dutch, Scottish, Welsh, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Greek, and Austrian. This is just what I have confirmed while researching my family tree. Needless to say, my people on my mom's side of the family weren't very picky about who they married.
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My parents keep insisting that I'm 100% Korean, but I'm pretty sure I have some other Asian bloods in me.
...at least, I hope I do. I'm jealous of everyone who has mixed ethnicities. XP
I'm South Asian, but people who haven't met a lot of South Asians often make the assumption that I'm a white person with a slight tan all year long. d: Some Indian woman referred to me once "that Chinese girl" in my own language. I don't know how I look Chinese, but okay.
Purebred Norwegian. As for appearance, damn straight caucasian with brown hair an blue-green-grey-indeterminable-ish eyes, so there's not much room for mistake. At worst somene will understandably think I'm German.
Post by castlemoon93 on Feb 11, 2013 19:31:01 GMT -8
I just hate how idiots who don't understand biology take one look at you and if you look different from one parent they automatically think you were adopted...it's like seriously? You didn't think maybe I looked like the other parent instead?
I'm a bulgarian. Imagine a cross between a hun, a viking and a thracian: Thats me, just plain weird
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