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So what are ya?!

LisaAnnLisaAnn Posts: 436Registered Users
What kind of melting pot do we have here at NC?
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  • internetchickinternetchick Posts: 6,191Registered Users
    You all already know I am a latina :lol:
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    I'm biracial.
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  • SigiSigi Posts: 2,379Registered Users
    I check the "other" box since I am both White and AK Native.
  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    what springcurl and sigi said. ^
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,241Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    White. Italian to be exact. And in the winter I'd describe myself as pasty white.
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    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
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  • LisaAnnLisaAnn Posts: 436Registered Users
    Hee I too belong to the pasty natives.
  • curlicious3bcurlicious3b Posts: 458Registered Users
    I voted 'other'.
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  • RheannaRheanna Posts: 2,614Registered Users
    I vote "white" but when I start thinking about it, I'm such a mix of different backgrounds maybe I should vote "other" too. Hmm. I always just assumed the fact that I look white and none of my very close relatives are non-white, that I'm white.

    But I'm 1/8 Native American, and somewhere way back there is Hebrew/Jewish blood. Besides that, I'm English, Irish, Scots-Irish, Welsh, a bit of German I think (I'd have to confirm with my mom on this one). So the majority of my history is "white" but I do have some "other" in there too... Are there others out there like this? What do you mark?
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  • KurleeKurlee Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    I am as white as can be I think (Very pale skin too :oP. Not always good with the sun.). I am Swedish and as far I know I have nothing but swedes in my bloodline for a looong ways back.

    Funny how race isn't talked about at all back home. It surprised me lots hearing it so much/often when I first moved to the US. I guess race doesn't have such a big meaning to me at all. I am not grown up with it being a factor kinda. To me we are all the same but different.

  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I chose white and I am part of the pasty white crowd too (sorry Mip). But, I actually am 1/8 Native American, in addition to be primarily second generation Irish American. I look completely white, and, thought I was until a couple years ago, so, that is what I am seen as and identify with the most. Although, I am learning on my own a great deal about my Native American ancestors. Since, I am not a cultural Native American, it is difficult.
  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm multiracial. I check black or other depending on my mood.
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  • B-wavyB-wavy Posts: 1,733Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    What jeep said...esp the "pasty" part. Most of the ancestors are northern eye-talians.
  • violetsviolets Posts: 1,689Registered Users
    I'm hispanic.
  • MMWMMW Posts: 557Registered Users
    What DarkAngel said.
    Location: Georgia
  • fllk42fllk42 Posts: 5Registered Users
    alien! :lol:
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    "Other." I'm biracial- half black and half white. I know I'm supposed to check black, but I don't feel that's correct, and, you know, I don't always like doing what I'm told. :)
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  • jazzijenni81jazzijenni81 Posts: 529Registered Users
    I am Black and of Puerto Rican heritage....Afro-Latina.

    (I definitely checked the Black box)
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  • EliciaElicia Posts: 881Registered Users
    latina
  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    I check white. I'm just a plain ol' Irish girl.
  • RheannaRheanna Posts: 2,614Registered Users
    Gemini13 wrote:
    "Other." I'm biracial- half black and half white. I know I'm supposed to check black, but I don't feel that's correct, and, you know, I don't always like doing what I'm told. :)

    Good for you! I don't think anyone can tell you what you're "supposed" to check. If you want to honor both parts of your ancestory and therefore say "other", there's certainly nothin' wrong with that :) Who cares what people think you're supposed to be or are? :D
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  • YolyCYolyC Posts: 3,758Registered Users
    Latina 8)
    Location: Chicago

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  • picklesgirlpicklesgirl Posts: 1,955Registered Users
    White
  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    im multi racial so typically i check "other". im probably supposed to check the black or african american box, but considering that my skin isnt black and i dont know any africans in my family or even if that is how the first ancestor from my family arrived in america, i dont feel like i should check that one.

    plus im an 1/8th american indian on my moms side and im not too sure what the breakdown is on my dads side but its there.

    not to mention my english and irish heritage...

    see why i have anxiety attacks when i see the "check one" box???? :lol:
  • starfishbluesstarfishblues Posts: 49Registered Users
    for the record, i'm african-american/white and i usually check the "other" box. i also check "black" at times if i feel like it. as long as you're checking the box that you want to be checking and you're not doing it b/c you feel like you SHOULD be, i think it's fine. we multiracials have the luxury of checking whatever we want to check. if the system doesn't cater to our needs, then it's their problem, not ours. :)
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  • ZzZoeZzZoe Posts: 80Registered Users
    subbrock wrote:
    im multi racial so typically i check "other". im probably supposed to check the black or african american box, but considering that my skin isnt black and i dont know any africans in my family or even if that is how the first ancestor from my family arrived in america, i dont feel like i should check that one.

    plus im an 1/8th american indian on my moms side and im not too sure what the breakdown is on my dads side but its there.

    not to mention my english and irish heritage...

    see why i have anxiety attacks when i see the "check one" box???? :lol:

    Wow, and you just look black to me.

    So few votes for black, I guess all the black posters really have left or the sisters are frontin up in here.

    Holla! Where my gurlz at?

    Seriously, I always check other and write in human being b/c I'm anti-racial like that.
  • geminigemini Posts: 3,325Registered Users
    Now many of the surveys tell you to "check all that apply" so I check black and white. If that is not an option (check ONE), lately I've just been leaving it blank.
  • frizzybarbiefrizzybarbie Posts: 483Registered Users
    DarkAngel wrote:
    I'm multiracial. I check black or other depending on my mood.

    Me too...sometimes I'll write in American next to other as well.
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    gemini wrote:
    Now many of the surveys tell you to "check all that apply" so I check black and white. If that is not an option (check ONE), lately I've just been leaving it blank.

    I often leave it blank or select other.

    Now, it's most often "Caucasian" but used to be "Anglo" and I am not Anglo. However, I am now supposed to be checking Caucasian. Historically, the definition of Caucasian included straight hair, so I don't fit that. Since they-who-make-surveys can't decide if I should fit in their term for white of the week, I tend to resist putting that. White fits best, though I've definitely had people tell me I'm not white because I'm Jewish.
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  • wild_sasparillawild_sasparilla Posts: 4,306Registered Users
    I have 16 nationalities that can be traced without getting crazy and going too far back. Why would you not be white if you're jewish? I am both (and anglo and irish and russian and hungarian and scottish and native american...) - I have really fair skin, so nobody could say I'm not white! lol :lol:
    I'm weird: If I wear red the tones around my eyes come out and I look like I "just got off the boat from Russia". (quote from someone who shall remain nameless) If I wear blue, I'm a dark-haired, light-eyed all-american girl. Go fig. :roll:
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    I check white. I'm 1/16 native American on my dad's side, but it isn't part of what makes me me. Culturally I'm Western-Euro-mutt, so I check "white".
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