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Old 08-16-2009, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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both my parents moved here from greece,so i am a dual citizen.but i was just wondering why the people of this country feel the need to identify with their diluted bloodlines,just curious.

on a side note a lot of my cousins were born here in america,we recently took a trip to greece for a family wedding.and a fight literally broke out between some of my cousins and the brides family because my cousins say they are greek.in most european countries if you are born here you are american regardless of your bloodlines.and they don't take kindly to us claiming there heritage as our own.
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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both my parents moved here from greece,so i am a dual citizen.but i was just wondering why the people of this country feel the need to identify with their diluted bloodlines,just curious.

on a side note a lot of my cousins were born here in america,we recently took a trip to greece for a family wedding.and a fight literally broke out between some of my cousins and the brides family because my cousins say they are greek.in most european countries if you are born here you are american regardless of your bloodlines.and they don't take kindly to us claiming there heritage as our own.
I wonder that myself.... just because I know where my ancestors came from doesn't mean I call myself that.
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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Perhaps we should just call anyone born in America an American, and forget that any cultural distinctions exist at all. No more African-Americans, Asian-Americans, European-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Native-Americans.. just Americans.

Some of us are just interested in our heritage, that's all. My mom is 100% of Polish descent--her grandparents generation came over from Poland earlier in the 20th Century. I can call myself a Polish-American--doesn't mean I can speak fluent Polish. Do I identify with Polish immigrants living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn..not really.
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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well i should clarify i was born in greece and moved here at 3 months old,my parents are now both US citizens and i am also.i served in the army and consider myself an american who just happens to speak fluent greek.
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:19 AM
 
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I wonder that myself.... just because I know where my ancestors came from doesn't mean I call myself that.
Didn't you start this thread?

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Mine is mostly English and Scottish with a bit of Irish and a dash of Dutch. Yours?
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Azorean, or rather, Portuguese. My parents were from the Azores islands, although Dad was actually born here.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Florida
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1/2 german, 1/4 irish, 1/4 russian. 1/100 african american lmao
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Didn't you start this thread?
For one, it was two years ago and I forgot about it. That said though,There is nothing wrong with knowing your ancestry. What I don't understand is why people who have had their ancestors here for hundreds of years would still identify with it.
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY
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austrian, dutch, mexican, and choctaw indian= all american!
thats me!
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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For one, it was two years ago and I forgot about it. That said though,There is nothing wrong with knowing your ancestry. What I don't understand is why people who have had their ancestors here for hundreds of years would still identify with it.
Well. . . . Why not?
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