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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    Forget what people are telling you. Who are YOU? Once you've figured this out, people can say you're blue cheese where your response will be "up yours" with a smirk!
    Asian-American. What of it? Now. Up yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Rave View Post
    Asian-American. What of it? Now. Up yours!
    Why hyphenate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Rave View Post
    Asian-American. What of it? Now. Up yours!
    You've got the spirit. Embrace the best of both worlds! Don't let either side push you in any direction. YOU. ARE.

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    What if you were Mexican-Asian-African-American? Would you still hyphenate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd Girl View Post
    Why hyphenate?
    You cannot have one without the other.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd Girl View Post
    What if you were Mexican-Asian-African-American? Would you still hyphenate?
    Yes, but I'm not Mexican or African (or am I.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Rave View Post
    You cannot have one without the other.
    Uh ohs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd Girl View Post
    Uh ohs.
    I guess that solves my conundrum.

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    Burning Rave, when you allow others to have impact on your life, the ground is never solid. You get pushed and pulled around, many times over the same ground with no forward movement or even pushed backwards. But if you ground and center, you're always in control and capable of forward momentum, cherry picking knowledge from others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Rave View Post
    I guess that solves my conundrum.
    You said I "can't have one without the other." My initial thought was, "uh oh, I only have one." I was just playing around with your logic, but I understand you to mean your situation. I think it's a common thing to see the hyphenation in last names and nationalities. I've never done it, nor do I have a desire to do it, which is why I was curious. I'm guessing it has to do with pride/loyalty to your roots. Would you say that's accurate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd Girl View Post
    You said I "can't have one without the other." My initial thought was, "uh oh, I only have one." I was just playing around with your logic, but I understand you to mean your situation. I think it's a common thing to see the hyphenation in last names and nationalities. I've never done it, nor do I have a desire to do it, which is why I was curious. I'm guessing it has to do with pride/loyalty to your roots. Would you say that's accurate?
    Definitely. The hyphen is there to show that there is a connection between the two.

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