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Old 11-12-2016, 01:02 AM
 
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what do armenians think of tongans?
Separate topic. Start a thread on the "World" sub-forum.
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Old 11-12-2016, 09:28 AM
 
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What??
DNA doesn't lie
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Old 11-12-2016, 09:54 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Native Americans are originally from Asia that crossed over the land bridge from Siberia to Alaska tens of thousands of years ago. Many still retain some mongoloid features: thin eyes, straight black hair, broad faces and heads.

So do Asians learn about this in school and do they feel a special kinship with Native Americans?



Very good question.

I have asked my Asian American friends here in California if Native American Indians are Asian.?

And they all say (no ) they are not Asian.

I have also asked my Indian American indigenous friends "if they are Asian" and my Indians friends (American Native American) always say that they are not Asian.

For Indians particularly this is a very strong sentiment.

My Asian American friends tend to be mostly Chinese and Filipino Americans.
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Old 11-12-2016, 06:48 PM
 
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Very good question.

I have asked my Asian American friends here in California if Native American Indians are Asian.?

And they all say (no ) they are not Asian.

I have also asked my Indian American indigenous friends "if they are Asian" and my Indians friends (American Native American) always say that they are not Asian.

For Indians particularly this is a very strong sentiment.

My Asian American friends tend to be mostly Chinese and Filipino Americans.
It's not a difficult concept to grasp if you look at it this way. Would Arabs call themselves Europeans? Both belong to the same Caucasian race, but you won't hear an Arab descended person call themselves European and vice versa. Native Americans and northeast Asians may belong to the same race, but we aren't exactly the same, either. I may have found out my origin populations are a mix of Ainu Japanese and Mongolian, but it doesn't make me Japanese or Mongolian. I'm still an indigenous American at the end of the day and that's what I'll always be
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Old 11-12-2016, 09:52 PM
 
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"Because even within Asian countries, they don't even feel kinship to one another... So why would they feel kinship to Native Americans???"

Bingo. That's on the button. The Japanese hate the Koreans, they look down on the Chinese, the Chinese....it's like that over and over. In general, Asian societies are not tolerant of other people even if they identify as Asian, it has to be THEIR Asian. Living in Hawaii sure opened my eyes to that. I don't think I could ever go back there to live.

Truthfully, cultural identity is often more important than race (not to a racist of course). That's the important thing to most people. Which is why, to make a general statement, there is little to no similarity between the Native Americans and Asians. They evolved completely differently culturally. I'm white but I don't identify w/ the Yankees at all because I was raised in the South and that's my cultural identity. That's probably something that people from other countries don't understand because many people come from more culturally homogenous societies.

If a Japanese baby were to be adopted and raised by non Asian Southerners in a Southern state then they're a Southerner, although there are always going to be people who will see them as Japanese, even though culturally they're not. They wouldn't speak or write Japanese, their diet wouldn't be Japanese, they would have a Southern accent, all that. It gets trickier if they happened to be adopted by a black couple in the South, or the North for that matter. Then they would have a different outlook for sure. We're all humans, that's our only real birthright. All these other distinctions, many of them artificial, is what leads to the world that we have today where one group is set against another.

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Old 11-13-2016, 07:16 PM
 
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People in China never call themselves "Asians" in a normal context. It is an American concept.

They do not understand why Filipinos and Chinese are in the same category since they look extremely different (if they know anything about Filipinos at all). They would accept that Vietnamese are similar to Chinese.
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Old 11-13-2016, 07:45 PM
 
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What??
Some of the DNA tests show "Native American" as Asian. So that poster got a breakdown of where his Native ancestry is from. That all adds up; one of the migration routes was from northern Japan/Amur River (Russ Far East), one was from Mongolia. The Kuriles, IMO, is the same as Northern Japan. It's fascinating.
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Old 11-21-2016, 03:09 PM
 
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Yeah, now that I think about it, Asians generally do not think of race like we do in the West. They're more concern about national or ethnic differences.
That's a good point. OP your concept of race makes no sense to them. It's more about national identity. A good example is the Singapore legal classification of race - there are Malay's, there are Chinese, there are Indians (from India that is). The rest are simply Eurasian. That's it.

They would think no more differently about a Native American as they would an Englishmen, a Latino, or a white guy with a cowboy hat from Dallas. They are all the same "race".

Long story short - they don't spend much time thinking about Native Americans.
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:38 PM
 
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What do Asians think about Native Americans?

Well it's easy, we just don't think about Native Americans.
I totally agree with you
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:43 PM
 
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A more interesting question would be if a pure blooded Native American went to somewhere like China or the Philippines and the Native American didn't say where they were from, where would the Chinese or Filipinos think they are from?
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