How would you define your ethnicity?
I was raised in Hawaii, where my family has lived for over six generations. An ancestor of mine was a Portuguese man disguised as an English man when he jumped off a German ship and swam to the shore. He became one of the major land owners in Hawaii and ended up assimilating into Hawaiian culture. Although he was Portuguese, I know little about that culture. I have light skin, but I relate to Hawaiian culture. I often define my ethnicity as Hawaiian and get a lot of flack for it because of the color of my skin.
What is your ethnicity and would people be able to guess by looking at you?
I am an American, born and raised in New York with Italian ancestors. I have been mistaken for Hispanic however it doesn't bother me. I get more flack from having Italian ancestors than being Caucasian. I've hear things like. "You don't want tomatoes on your sub, aren't you Italian?" I was just in college and it bothered me then but now I laugh at it. Sometimes, (eye roll) people look at things and people and try to put it in their mental cubical by labeling or trying to figure out something that really makes no difference but it makes some people feel 'safe'.
As Cara.R. says, American, fourth generation Californian, German-English ancestry--I think.
My dad is British; born in London and moved to the US. My mom is American, but descended from Danes, Irish, and British people. I would describe myself as being of Northern European stock.
Caucasian for sure. Half Irish, half Scottish but with other stuff in there too. I've been mistaken for being Welsh. I think people could guess from looking at me.
I am Dutch, Irish and German... which explains my fondness for beer, I guess.
I am an African-Cherokee-Italian-and I don't know what in the hell else-American.
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