I was answering another question and it made me think about this...
I am of British & Scandinavian decent (AKA: White as can be LOL) with a bunch of random Native American mixed it (Not so White). But, I think Race and Nationality are tied together... they both play a huge factor, yet neither tells the tale alone.
If asked I just say I'm an American!! That started mostly just to piss off an History professor in college (long story)... but hey, after all I was born here, my Father was born here, his Father was born here, my Father's Father's Father was born here... so at what point do you stop being from somewhere else??
I know... the the two views are kinda in conflict from each other...
So, my question... I guess what I'd like to know is -
Do you identify stronger with your Race or your Nationality (Ancestry)?
(tell us what your race vs your nationality just so we have a frame of reference if you would please)
Thanks Ladies... hope your all having a good day ;o)
Answer by jesse123456 at 1:34 PM on Jul. 1, 2011
I've got a friend from South Africa. He was denied status as an "African American", because although he was physically born in that country and on that continent, his skin is not dark. How's that for odd?
I actually identify more as "American", so I guess I'm on the nationality side of things. My ancestry is much too mixed to pin-down. Although I'm physically Caucasian, it's just not an aspect of myself that is in the fore-front of my mind. Just like, I know that my feet are a size seven, but I can go months and months and months without intellectually engaging that information.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 12:38 PM on Jul. 1, 2011
Answer by zoejains_momma at 12:43 PM on Jul. 1, 2011
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Answer by louise2 at 12:51 PM on Jul. 1, 2011
Answer by 2prettylittle1s at 12:53 PM on Jul. 1, 2011
Answer by maggiebgood at 12:55 PM on Jul. 1, 2011
I'm a mutt. I know some of my roots, but not all. Basically my race is Caucasian, but if you are proud to be white you're a racist. )c:
Answer by scout_mom at 1:00 PM on Jul. 1, 2011