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Old 11-29-2018, 08:37 PM
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Tree, you're going a little too deep for them. They won't understand what you're saying. They're content with the narrative (they'd make terrible DT's).

Haha you're right. I was just listening to that guy and a lightbulb clicked immediately. I forgot all about the disease stories. Anyhow, I'll just leave everyone to their own thoughts.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:10 PM
 
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We've already talked about this having a great great grandfather that was Portuguese doesn't make you a Luso-American. You are a descendant of a great great grandfather that was a Portuguese American but you aren't one. You do have some Portuguese ancestry though but it isn't the same thing.
If my great-great grandfather is Portuguese then that makes me Portuguese by blood, ancestry and origin just like having a Portuguese grandfather makes you part Portuguese. A Luso-American is someone of Portuguese descent which is what I am. being 1/16 Portuguese or 1/2 Portuguese still makes you Portuguese by blood and ethnicity. So I definitely come from Portugal originally. You are what your great-great grandparents are.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:18 PM
 
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Would you consider someone Native-American if they had predominant West African features like hair, skin tone,and facial features?
That like saying would consider it a desert if get the rain fall of a jungle,

No, because those are not native Americans features it litteally impossible to have predominantly features that's not your predominant ancestry unless it a similar looking group.



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A lot of people consider me African-American when I'm 75%African, and 22% European but I definitely consider myself Portuguese because of my great-great grandfather was Portuguese so I try to represent my Portuguese heritage so the perfect term for me is Luso-American which means Portuguese-American. My great-great grandfather was ethnic Portuguese.
This means your ignoring 72% of ancestry and just claiming your 22% of European

The staw man here I made very clear if your mix claim your mix ancestry, so if your part native or European and you embrace that part too go ahead, what I stating repeatedly that no poster has counter yet is African American are predominantly African ancestry.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:22 PM
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no poster has counter yet is African American are predominantly African ancestry.

What is your criteria for AAs being predominantly African? What does an African look like?
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:23 PM
 
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If my great-great grandfather is Portuguese then that makes me Portuguese by blood, ancestry and origin just like having a Portuguese grandfather makes you part Portuguese. A Luso-American is someone of Portuguese descent which is what I am. being 1/16 Portuguese or 1/2 Portuguese still makes you Portuguese by blood and ethnicity. So I definitely come from Portugal originally. You are what your great-great grandparents are.
All of what your great-great parents are, you can't say I'm 1/16 blank then ignore that your 72% blank. Yes Portuguese but your even more something else.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:25 PM
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Hey "light-skinned" chiatldal. Tell us about your heritage. What percent of African are you?
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:27 PM
 
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What is your criteria for AAs being predominantly African? What does an African look like?
DNA.

African Americans have DNA that matches modern Africans, because they share common ancestors.

"Looks" have nothing to do with it.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:30 PM
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Looks like chiatldal is ignoring me. Cat got your tongue, buddy?
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:31 PM
 
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All of what your great-great parents are, you can't say I'm 1/16 blank then ignore that your 72% blank. Yes Portuguese but your even more something else.
Of course I can. My Portuguese great-great grandfather is the cover of what I am and my main blood line. American ancestors don't count. Also what your majority percentage is, doesn't mean that's what you are either.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:39 PM
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DNA.

African Americans have DNA that matches modern Africans, because they share common ancestors.

"Looks" have nothing to do with it.

I haven't checked out all the DNA sites, but Ancestry is very careful in how it words its FAQ section. It's because they don't want to get sued. There is a lot of "may" thrown around, and questions about the accuracy of the results are pretty vague. That's because they know the results are not a 100% picture of your ethnic background.
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