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Old 01-16-2015, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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No one in my family calls themselves 'Hispanic'. Same for my friends, they either consider themselves Mexican, Chicano or just American (of Mexican ancestry). Overall, I find that Latino is more widely prefer as an umbrella label than Hispanic. The exception is within academia/government.

Calling yourself Hispanic or being called that, is like an American of English descent calling themselves Anglo. Yeah, it isn't incorrect...but a bit awkward. I don't know. Perhaps the Hispanos of New Mexico have a different feeling towards the word, but that's a different culture we are talking about...so, yeah. Unless you are proudly criollo (like my great aunts and uncles -_- ), lots of Mexicans (especially educated ones) have an issue with their ancestry being partially erased with Euro-centric terms like Hispanic and Latino. Can't speak for other Latin Americans/Latino-Americans.
Latino is definitely preferred!
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Paternal--French-Canadian, Irish, Scottish, German, possibly Algonquin
Maternal--Polish, possibly German, possibly Jewish
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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German, Swedish on my dad's side of the family and my mother is Dutch and German and Jewish. I Have a Swedish surname.
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Paternal--French-Canadian, Irish, Scottish, German, possibly Algonquin
Maternal--Polish, possibly German, possibly Jewish
A lot of German and Polish people are Jewish and don't know it because of the holocaust a lot of Jewish people converted to Christianity or moved to the States. I did not know parts of my family were Jewish for a long time.
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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A lot of German and Polish people are Jewish and don't know it because of the holocaust a lot of Jewish people converted to Christianity or moved to the States. I did not know parts of my family were Jewish for a long time.
I suspect that was the case for at least one g'g'grandfather or one of his forebears.
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:40 PM
 
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Maternal side - My grandmother's family was English and came to America in the 1640s and my grandfather was born in Belgium.
Paternal side - My grandmother was born in New Jersey but her mother was from Vilinus (which was Russia back then) and her father was from Minsk (also Russia at that time). My paternal grandfather was born in Budapest, Hungary.
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Old 01-17-2015, 03:33 PM
 
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Pretty much the definition of Colonial American
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Old 01-17-2015, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Boston
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According to dna testing i am:

90%west african
10% northern european.
I identify as african american, descended from black american slaves.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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A lot of German and Polish people are Jewish and don't know it because of the holocaust a lot of Jewish people converted to Christianity or moved to the States. I did not know parts of my family were Jewish for a long time.
I have a large number of distant cousins on 23andme who are from Eastern Europe (Russia, Poland, Ukraine, etc) and a few Americans as well who have roots in that region. I tend to think that the Europeans ones identify ethnically, if not religiously, as Jewish, but that the ones in America probably have no idea that their roots are Jewish. I know they are totally freaked out when I offer to share genomes.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Dad's side= Irish

Mom's side= German, Danish, Norwegian, and possibly some Swedish...
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