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View Poll Results: What's your race?
White non-hispanic 177 55.84%
Hispanic/Latino/Spanish (black or white) 28 8.83%
Asian 23 7.26%
Black or African American 56 17.67%
Other/Mixed 33 10.41%
Voters: 317. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-01-2008, 04:17 PM
 
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Stop giving all these goddamn technical answers, just answer the question. What race are you?
Yeah! Stop presenting the world in the nuanced shades of gray that it is and just answer a question asking for outdated and biologically simplistic answers!
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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Caucasian of Latin European origin. In other words, white Hispanic.
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:29 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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If you have a link to that study I'd be very interested in reading it.
Most of the recent genetic studies I've read say there is a very strong genetic link between the peoples of Europe, the Jews and Arabs. Though there has been much intermarriage between Eastern Slavs and Asians, perhaps the Swedes did the same.
The Swedes got it together with the Lapps (Eskimos) in Lapland, so they have some Asian "blood".
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The Swedes got it together with the Lapps (Eskimos) in Lapland, so they have some Asian "blood".

That is interesting. Though I'm not aware of any strong genetic evidence correlating the Lapps with the Asians. I believe they're very unlike anyone--including Europeans and Asians.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:54 AM
 
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how am i being racist? i'm not what what an average person would perceive as asian ( which is uaually japan, china, korea, indonesia) and it irritates me.
lol
have you ever been to Indonesia?
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:29 AM
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That is interesting. Though I'm not aware of any strong genetic evidence correlating the Lapps with the Asians. I believe they're very unlike anyone--including Europeans and Asians.
I spent an hour or so last night on the internet, looking this up. What I found were little snippets that say the Sami (I learned they consider Lapp pejorative) are either Asian, or not. Most was in little snippets that seemed hard to quote out of context.
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Old 11-02-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Wasp
Same here.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The Swedes got it together with the Lapps (Eskimos) in Lapland, so they have some Asian "blood".
Yeah...
did you know the Ethnic group most related to the Fins...is... (Brace yourself)...The Turks...from Turkey...

And Latinos, the general stereotype of how they look... is basically between a Southeast Asians (IE: Orientals with less slant to their eyes...IE: Filipinos, Indonesians, Thai) and a European...
Like this girl for a kids movie, I could've sworn she was Hispanic...but shes apparently Filipino and European American...
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:01 PM
 
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That is interesting. Though I'm not aware of any strong genetic evidence correlating the Lapps with the Asians. I believe they're very unlike anyone--including Europeans and Asians.
"Lapp" (They don't like being called that, they prefer "Sami") belongs to Finno-Ugric language group that is believed to have originated in Central Asia. It is related to Finnish (Suomi), Estonian (Eesti), and Hungarian. (Magyar):

Sami/Saami/Lapp language, alphabet and pronunciation
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I consider myself white, although my great grandmother was Cherokee.
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