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Human Ancestry: America, football, barbecue, immigrants, house.

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Old 08-04-2014, 01:22 PM
Location: San Francisco, California
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Originally Posted by sweet_kiss1 View Post
I think that for most White and Black Americans who have been in the US the longest it's harder to connect to their roots. Each of these races has their own culture and it excludes the recent immigrants who may also be American.

These new immigrants however have something that the generations older americans don't have and that is closer ties with their culture. So by saying Americans are all mutts you're just talking about White and Black Americans and totally excluding others. I finally found my culture and when I did I became much prouder and I saw things from a different perspective so it pays off to find out.
I noticed the recent immigrants from eastern europe still have strong cultural ties, they seem to stick together , they retain their native language & culture and still have lots of family back in eastern europe, from places like Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, etc

Asian immigrants also tend to retain their cultural identity for a very long time, especially the Indians
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:20 AM
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DNA is where its at for Americans these days
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:50 AM
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I'm not super into ancestry, but I'm into it. It gives me a sense of belonging which I rarely felt growing up.

I do feel that some are too involved with it for my taste. These are usually WASPy peeps IMO and my experience by reading profiles on ancestry com and 23andme.

I am MUCH more fascinated w DNA but not for the sake of ancestry. It feeds my curiosity to seek the chromosomal location of certain traits and illnesses and what is not yet understood.
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