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    Question: for Americans, does heritage actually have an impact upon your lives in any way? Would you act differently if you were of different heritage? Do you feel an affinity for the home country(s) even if you have never been to them? Or does it not really matter because you are foremost an American? Does how long ago your forefathers emigrated make a difference? Also, is it considered a PC or even important thing to talk about? I'd be curious to know.
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    Third generation Nordic-American. But I sometimes get the idea that due to political correctness I'm not supposed to brag about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamiteninja View Post
    Question: for Americans, does heritage actually have an impact upon your lives in any way? Would you act differently if you were of different heritage? Do you feel an affinity for the home country(s) even if you have never been to them? Or does it not really matter because you are foremost an American. I'd be curious to know.
    It doesn't effect much, but physically I look like a cliche Scandinavian, minus the blue eyes, so that could effect some things.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    Third generation Nordic-American. But I sometimes get the idea that due to political correctness I'm not supposed to brag about it.
    Yeah, basically you're a racist if you've ever used the word "Nordic".

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    Pink and I are English ( decendants of King Edward 1,2 and 3 ), Scottish, Welsh ( more nobel class than Lucifer even, so there ) and Cherokee.


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    I've not done much research, but my best guess is 1/4 German, 1/4 Irish, 1/4 English, 1/4 Potawatomi. I don't doubt the latter, being that my grandmother was 4/4.
    Pottawatomi! That means your family lived up around Chicago? You know, Chicago is the Pottawatomie word for "smelly swamp". No lie. lol

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    So does the Mescalero part mean there's a Spanish element to the Native American?

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    Am I the only pure "bread" here?

    100% pure Ayrab...

    not like it means much, because I never get any minority things (affirmitive action) since every application to any college or grad school considers us white.

    The applications always say: White (Caucasian or Middle Eastern descent).

    Hell... I look more mexican than I do white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    It doesn't effect much, but physically I look like a cliche Scandinavian, minus the blue eyes, so that could effect some things.



    Yeah, basically you're a racist if you've ever used the word "Nordic".
    This winter in a mixed group of people I used the words "my peeps" to refer to my ancestors and I was accused of racism. Laughable.

    I think it comes from the idea that Hitler thought that Norwegians were an even more perfect race than Germans, and tongue in cheek, it's the one thing I'd have to agree with about the hopeless man.

    We're just plain kewl!
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    Aztec Mexican

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    That is all to the best of my knowledge, but all American.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamiteninja View Post
    Question: for Americans, does heritage actually have an impact upon your lives in any way? Would you act differently if you were of different heritage? Do you feel an affinity for the home country(s) even if you have never been to them? Or does it not really matter because you are foremost an American. I'd be curious to know.
    I'm American #1.
    I do feel a certain affinity to Haiti and Poland (and Russia to a certain extent), but to be honest... I feel a similar affinity to China just because I like it (I was there for 2 months and embraced the culture). So, certainly, I'm first and foremost an American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyJaye View Post
    Pottawatomi! That means your family lived up around Chicago? You know, Chicago is the Pottawatomie word for "smelly swamp". No lie. lol
    Well, I don't have personal knowledge of my lineage to the North, but I'm aware the tribe is from the area. Michigan et al. My ancestors were shipped off to Kansas to enjoy wheat, corn, and flatness.

    I did not know that! Funny.

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