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View Poll Results: What is your majority ethnicity?
White/European 92 82.88%
Black/of African Descent 3 2.70%
Hispanic (formerly Latin American) 3 2.70%
Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Thai/Indonesian/etc.) 4 3.60%
Arab/Kurd/Persian 3 2.70%
of the Subcontinent (Indian/Pakistani) 1 0.90%
Pacific Islander 0 0%
Texan 4 3.60%
Other (if you must!) 1 0.90%
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Hmmm

I understand Laplander's now have lawyers and are called Sami people. I used to get mileage out of 'Norwegian Eskimo'.

Although - Minnesota refugee was popular in the PacNW.

heh heh heh heh - modern science and DNA takes all the fun out of it.
Sameland or Lappi?

I am .5 Sami too, the Norwegian version.
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splitting hairs:* I think Phillipinos identify themselves as Pacific Islanders
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I'm Filipino (but got US citizenship) and I put myself down as Asian. *I've never used Pacific Islander to classify myself. *

I don't know if the confusion stems from the fact that the Philippines was/were known as "the Philippine Islands" or "P.I." before it became an official independent nation.

It has been "the Republic of the Philippines" or "R.P." for a while now, maybe since 1946.
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White - Eastern Bloc to be specific

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If you want to look at truely troubling stats look up the average net worth of black people in America. Not a comforting image at all.
You are absolutely right.



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Well I guess I am the only black guy (I mean african decent) here. If you want to look at truely troubling stats look up the average net worth of black people in America. Not a comforting image at all. My family must be in the top .0000001% of the black population in terms of net worth.
Heheh.. my guesses were wrong. I'd assumed for a while you were Jewish, and I had Andre1969 pegged as the black guy (life imitates south park imitating life: even here, there's apparently a "token"). I guess I should probably ignore people's names, with my track record at guessing based on that! (I discovered I was wrong on Andre when he mentioned watching Blazing Saddles with a black friend, who found it funnier than he did.)

I was trying to find average net worth, net income, and other stats for black people in America a while ago and I didn't have any luck -- do you have any handy references?
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1/4 Lappi(Finn) - my mother's mother side. And actually I've never been to Minnesota - my ancient ancestors - upper Michigan.

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Heheh.. my guesses were wrong. I'd assumed for a while you were Jewish, and I had Andre1969 pegged as the black guy (life imitates south park imitating life: even here, there's apparently a "token"). I guess I should probably ignore people's names, with my track record at guessing based on that! (I discovered I was wrong on Andre when he mentioned watching Blazing Saddles with a black friend, who found it funnier than he did.)

I was trying to find average net worth, net income, and other stats for black people in America a while ago and I didn't have any luck -- do you have any handy references?
Yeah not even close Never considered myself a symbol (token) of black America.
With a name like Arif, I don't have to be too creative with screen names.

Here's an old article but the trends are pretty much the same:
http://www.epinet.org/content.cfm/ib212
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Just to clarify I didn't mean that you are or should be any kind of "respresentative" of anyone but yourself!

Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.. 8)
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splitting hairs:* I think Phillipinos identify themselves as Pacific Islanders
Those are two completely different things, at least in Hawaii.

Even the Pacific Islanders have their own discussions about Marshallese, Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, ...
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My grandparents immigrated from Spain, along with their 6 children in 1917.

My father was a "Red-Neck" Logger.

So I am one half Spanish, and one half "Red-Neck".

I personally think bull-fighting is o.k., but believe it should done with a chain-saw.

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So I am one half Spanish, and one half "Red-Neck".

I personally think bull-fighting is o.k., but believe it should done with a chain-saw.


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Good one Jarhead!

How THAT I would buy a ticket to go see.

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I can see it now:

Matador Jarhead turns to his mozo de espada, "Bubba", and says "Hold my beer and watch this." Buddinnn... Buddinnn.... Brrrrrraaaaaaaa!!!!


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Hmmm

Also the family tree has a reasonible number of black sheep - from that evil land mentioned in PACE Picante ad's - the little country of Brooklyn in - you know - "NEW YORK CITY!"

Up until Katrina - I had a Brookyln Dodgers T shirt inherited from my Father.

Like all good Finn's - the black sheep are never mentioned.

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My grandparents immigrated from Spain, along with their 6 children in 1917.

My father was a "Red-Neck" Logger.

So I am one half Spanish, and one half "Red-Neck".

I personally think bull-fighting is o.k., but believe it should done with a chain-saw.

There's a wheat bread joke in here, I just know it....
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Laurence - Thanks for the poll!

I used to think I was European - (Scot - 50%, Swede - 25%, Canadian(English, Irish, Port) -25%)
Do I say I'm Canadian-Portuguese, Portuguese or just Canadian ( since they settled there in early 1800's)

My cousin just reported to me that she did the Oprah DNA test and found that she isn't the 100% European she thought she was - 94%, the rest 3% Native American & 3% Asian. I assume this test is accurate, which leaves me wondering what I really am.
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There's a wheat bread joke in here, I just know it....
Cubester: (You hot blooded Hispanic), there's no Wheat Bread Joke re: my family history.

However, since you mentioned it, I will make an observation.

I am the oldest of 8 children.

When we were married, we had two children in short order. A visit to Dr. "V" took care of that!

The properties in "Wheat Bread" was discovered by my ancestors, a long, long, time ago.
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I'm Black and a quarter Native American.
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Would be 100% Native American if some sorry Scottish dude had not hid in the wood pile.*

Descend from Chief Jacob Hagler last chief of the Cahaba Indians.

Scottish dude arrived in 1636 and settled in Sussex Co. VA, before that in 1554 in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
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I don't do these things anymore, ethnicity or heritage. American roots for almost 400 years. Wouldn't surprise me if the roots here are deeper than they were in the prior places.

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