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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%
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:17 AM
 
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Do they cling or is that the culture that they acknowledge?

I do know from my time at 23andMe that some really "white" people didn't want to be such. Where is that WaViking who used to post here? He knows... People at 23andMe didn't want to be 99% and such Euro.

That was sad.
They defintley acknowledge that culture.
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:19 AM
 
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This is funny! So this is what this day and age of DNA analysis has come to; some of us are suddenly faced with a dilemma regarding how we might define ourselves.

OP, how you define yourself, in your case, can be situational. For social purposes, you can be white/Europoid, as you have been all your life. And that's the majority input anyway, so--not a big deal, right? But on a census form, or other form that asks for race, you can put "mixed". Or "other", and write in, "Hell if I know!" Have fun with it. Fake out the bean-counters.
Thank you, i pretty much have my question answered(pretty much both mix and white), and i just want to say thank you to everyone else for providing me with some help on what i should "define" myself as. I'm pretty sure i gave you all some rep points too.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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OP, I honestly don't understand getting DNA results that cause an identity crisis.
I don't think the DNA test caused it, it sounds like he was conflicted even before taking the test. I'm guessing he hoped the DNA test would help him figure it out.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Its because both of my parent have tried to cling to there minority sides and not acknowledge there white sides. Its truly strange...
There's nothing wrong with identifying more with their minority sides - unless they are outright denying that they even have white ancestry, I don't see anything wrong with it. If you feel you identify more with your white side, that is fine too.

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Old 08-22-2017, 07:45 AM
 
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No, the results are pretty accurate in determining different continents. It's the sub-continental regions that are only really estimates and shouldn't be taken too literally. Also the idea that everyone is mixed - well, it may be true if you could go back far enough but within the time frame the ethnicity reports reflex, there are often people who come back 100% European or 100% African, etc.
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Mine came back as .001 Chinese. The rest was German and Irish. I was told everyone's come back as either a very tiny part Chinese or African.

This was 23andme.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Mine came back as .001 Chinese. The rest was German and Irish. I was told everyone's come back as either a very tiny part Chinese or African.

This was 23andme.
No, that's not true. Anything under 1% is probably just noise and can be ignored, and possibly a lot of people do get noise - but to say every single person gets it, particularly in China or Africa is just not true.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:56 AM
 
Location: The point of no return, er, NorCal
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It's unlikely you're going to suddenly identify as multi-ethnic when you've always believed and lived as you are. You have no cultural ties to these other ethnicities. I identify as biracial-Black, which was how I was raised, my cultural upbringing, but can pass for "You've got something in you. You look exotic." I've never been mistaken or thought as white, but "mixed with something," most definitely.

My kids also identify as biracial, and they're 1/4 Black.
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Old 08-22-2017, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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In DNA test, "majority" rules.
If you are 60% European, you are Caucasian or White. Period.
If a person is 51% Black and 49% White, that person is Black. Period. Ask Condoleezza Rice about her DNA results.
What about someone who is 59% European, White or Black?
"58%, 57%, 56%, . . . "
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Old 08-22-2017, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains
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What about someone who is 59% European, White or Black?
"58%, 57%, 56%, . . . "
Someone who is 59% European is European or White
Anything above 51% is your race.
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Old 08-22-2017, 12:57 PM
 
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No, that's not true. Anything under 1% is probably just noise and can be ignored, and possibly a lot of people do get noise - but to say every single person gets it, particularly in China or Africa is just not true.
Not true. What is this "everything below 2% is noice" hype anyway

I have 1.1% papuan in my myheritage estimate. I have an amazon native american ancestor 8/9 generations back. Amazon native americans cluster with oceanians and specifically papuans. So yes, it's misinterpret, but it's not noise
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