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View Poll Results: What race would I go by?
white 39 37.50%
black 11 10.58%
Mexican(hispanic) 1 0.96%
mixed 53 50.96%
Voters: 104. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-22-2017, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains
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Like I said, it was misinterpret becaus it was a low percentage (I was taught that happens alot). Compared to me your percentage is high. You have a solid chunk of Native DNA, so it makes sense it is not misinterpret as Papuan

I've send you a PM with some links to articles about this subject
I am very proud of my Native American heritage.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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According to Genes for Good, I'm 77% European, 20% Native American, and 3% Sub-Saharan African.

My father's side comes entirely from Northern Mexico (best to my knowledge); this side of the family has been in the United States for 100 years. My mother's side of the family comes from the British Isles, Sweden, and Northern Mexico; and has been in the United States from 75-200 years.

I identify as Mexican-American, and due to my personal experiences, have trouble identifying as a White American hardly at all.

OP, I would recommend you identify with whatever culture you feel most comfortable with.
Do you care to share? I think there may be a story here? And I'd like to hear it.

My DNA test didn't change much for me. I know that I am MGM and there was something on my direct maternal line that required attention.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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PM coming.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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PM coming.
Aw, man!


I do promise to be as honest as I can.
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Illinois USA
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Human race

this race option on all kinds of forms and surveys should be abolished

only racists care about race, as it turns out many of those on the left are just as obsessed with it as those on the right
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:35 AM
 
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I am very proud of my Native American heritage.
Same here, even though it's only 1,1%
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:38 AM
 
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Do you care to share? I think there may be a story here? And I'd like to hear it.

My DNA test didn't change much for me. I know that I am MGM and there was something on my direct maternal line that required attention.
Same here... Im more white (genetically) then anything else, but Im lightskinned and none of the white people see me as one of their race (which is understandable, cause I simply dont look the same). But makes it hard sometimes to identify with that part of my ancestry
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:52 AM
 
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I'm dark skinned, although white, with very dark hair, with hazel eyes....
While growing up, I remember adults saying I looked American Indian, or Italian....
Never had a DNA test done....but wouldn't be surprised at all of my heritage....

Italian's from Southern Italy are very dark skinned b/c at one time, they inter-bred with Blacks...so their heritage would be mixed...

I find it all so interesting....bottom line is, you are who you are...regardless of what mixes we are...and we're all on a special journey that has been fine tuned specifically for our own purpose while here....so I don't believe it's our heritage that matters at all....what matters is, how much we give while we're here.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:58 AM
 
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I am in the same boat as you.

According to my heritage, I am English, Irish and Hispanic, which (as far as I'm concerned) means that I am "Caucasian" b/c "Hispanic" isn't a race.

However, on most stupid ****ing census forms, you can only choose either "Caucasian (non-Hispanic)" or "Hispanic."

So, I usually choose not to answer or choose "Other" or check both boxes (Caucasian and Hispanic) even though the form tells you to only choose one.

I really don't understand how a country that supposedly lauds the multi-ethnic heritages of its people (cf. "the melting pot") can consistently present census forms that allow people to check only ONE box
You can actually pick as many as you want to.

Also, this country isn't a "melting pot", but it is a pluralistic society.

Another thing, the "One Drop Rule" is a misnomer, really. I say that because it really should have been called the "known or visible African ancestry rule", as such people are more than "one drop". This is also considering that 31% of white people in the United States are between 2-20% African ancestry(80% African DNA for black people in US, by the way). This came from a Kittles and Shafer study that was printed in Scientific American several years ago. So, it is not an accurate description of a socio-historical reality.

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Old 08-23-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I am very proud of my Native American heritage.
But how can you be when according to you, your race is what's above 51%? I'm guessing you're 51+% white, so by your rules, you're race is white, not Native American. You're contradicting yourself.
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