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Old 10-18-2009, 01:37 PM
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Alot of African-Americans in this nation are mixed with some White and Native American. A woman looked at me and said she could tell I was mixed with Native American because of my cheekbones and eyes.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:03 AM
 
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That is true. He also has some Native American in him too.
So maybe even Chief Thaigah
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:44 AM
 
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We all know that there are plenty of black/white mixes in the country. But anyone out there come from a really bizarre mix that you would never find anywhere else?

Good friend of mine is black and filipino.

There are a group of Sephardic (Spanish) Jewish people in South Carolina, that have been here for a very long time. The few that I know blend in with white anglo culture, but they tend to have dark curly hair and olive skin.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:59 AM
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There are a group of Sephardic (Spanish) Jewish people in South Carolina, that have been here for a very long time. The few that I know blend in with white anglo culture, but they tend to have dark curly hair and olive skin.
I would imagine they live in Charleston.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:00 AM
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A classmate I went to high school with is from The Netherlands and is part Black, Dutch, and Chinese.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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Going by ethnic stats I'd guess Asian-Indian/American-Indian would be very rare if it exists. Hmong/Cajun would likely also be rare. (Although Vietnamese/Cajun seems plausible as Louisiana has a substantial Vietnamese population) Whether Scottish/Korean is as rare as that one Skittles advertisement implies I don't know.

A little different, but anyone know of cases of a white kid adopted by black parents? I mean in real-life, I know there was that movie The Jerk. I hope that question doesn't sound racist, I once considered writing a story with a guy with that background but played "straight."
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:39 PM
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Going by ethnic stats I'd guess Asian-Indian/American-Indian would be very rare if it exists. Hmong/Cajun would likely also be rare. (Although Vietnamese/Cajun seems plausible as Louisiana has a substantial Vietnamese population) Whether Scottish/Korean is as rare as that one Skittles advertisement implies I don't know.

A little different, but anyone know of cases of a white kid adopted by black parents? I mean in real-life, I know there was that movie The Jerk. I hope that question doesn't sound racist, I once considered writing a story with a guy with that background but played "straight."
Actually,Korean/Scottish might make sense because there are white people who are married to Koreans and some might be of Scottish descent. Actually, Isamu Nogochi was a famous sculptor. His father was Japanese and his mother was Scottish.
Cajun/Vietnamese, it could work. So could Vietnamese/African-American.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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I would imagine they live in Charleston.
The ones I know live in Camden, but yes there are some in Charleston, as well as Columbia.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:52 PM
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The ones I know live in Camden, but yes there are some in Charleston, as well as Columbia.
I think of Charleston because that is where I hear alot of Jews went to, as well as Catholics and French Huguenots.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:41 PM
 
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I had a friend in college who was named Stefan and had a swedish last name, blond hair, blue eyes, and a sleight build. He was Mexican! His mother, it turns out, was Mexican, born and raised, but even she had German ancestry on her father's side (she was 1/4 German). Her full Mexican mom was a very light skinned Mexican, they believe they have very little native American blood in their family ancestry. Stefan's father met his mother when he was studying in Mexico and they had their three kids there, then moved to the US when my friend was 5. Obviously he speaks perfect American English, but he's fluent in Spanish and speaks like any other Mexican. It sure made for some funny surprises when we hung out with him and people would speak Spanish thinking he wouldn't understand, lol!!!

I also had a co-worker friend in El Paso whose was Jewish but his family owned a business that had a factory in Mexico City, so he was raised for half his childhood in Mexico City. He took me and another co-worker into Juarez, Mexico (right across the Rio Grande from El Paso) one day after work, and spoke fluently with everyone we came in contact with! They almost all spoke English anyway, though; still, they were surprised that he spoke so fluently and with no accent. Seems they are used to foreigners particularly Americans and Germans who go there for business,who can speak fluent Spanish, but always with an accent.

I have a cousin who is half Armenian, 1/4 English and 1/4 Irish; he married a Chinese girl and they have a son! This is a little different from other white people who mix with Asians, because if any of you are familiar with Armenians, we tend to be somewhat insular - we'll mix with other white ethnicities a little, and even then it's mostly Greek or Lebanese or other Mediterraeneans, or Russians...but it's rare we mix with people who are quite so different. So it's funny that my cousin's son looks Chinese but has an Armenian last name!

Another one that comes to mind is the Hughes brothers, the Hollywood producers, known as black filmmakers - they are actually half Armenian. Their Armenian mother raised them and they are very proud of their Armenian heritage!

One of my best friends is half Lebanese and half Irish. Some people think that's a weird combination, but it's actually pretty common, since both are very Catholic; it's kind of like Irish and Italian mix. But, their parents adopted two boys - my friend's brothers - from I believe Vietnam. They were adopted as babies and were raised by these parents, each who is very ethnic. The Irish side of the family is VERY Irish and the Lebanese side is VERY Lebanese. To my friend's family, they forget, despite the fact that these brothers obviously look very asiann, that they are. The brothers feel Irish and Lebanese and are proud of both heritages. Obviously they're aware they are adopted and are of Asian descent by blood, but for practical purposes they feel like they are Irish and Lebanese. One of the brothers went to work with the Irish side of the family in Ireland and married an Irish girl; they consider their kids to be 3/4 Irish and 1/4 Lebanese. When I met my friend's brothers while I was in college, it was funny, because we talked about Lebanese things (my parents are from Lebanon) and aside from their asian appearance it was like talking to any other Lebanese-American person - they knew all the foods and some of the words and phrases, which is about all I know, too.

I love how these mixes happen. I think in a way those people are very lucky to be able to draw on two (or more) diverse ethnic backgrounds as their cultural heritage. It's very American, too, if you really think about it... we're a nation made up mostly of "mutts"! (Didn't Bill Murray say that in a movie??? I think so...)
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