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Posted 7/23/07
I noticed a lot of threads of "anyone thai here?" "anyone chinese here" and I started to wonder about ethnicity and race. Then I started to wonder about myself like what am I...(1/4 white 3/4 black btw) Of course I started to wonder again like, "There's no such thing as 'white' and 'black'..What am I exactly?"

I could of had German great grandparents or my great grandparents could of been slaves for a president! (I highly doubt that) I always wanted to dig back into my roots and find out what I am...

Has anybody here done that before? If so share something about the generations before you...

(sorry if there is a thread like this...I looked but i couldn't find it )
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I found out I might be related to Zachary Taylor, the president, but thats about all I've figured out. <_<

Glad you found out something.

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Posted 7/23/07
my family has immigrated so many times, and each time, their last name changed, so it would be impossible for me to trace my origins

fortunately, that kind of stuff doesnt really mean much to me
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Posted 7/23/07
My main father's family I couldn't possibly trace back. But my moms side, i was able to trace back to west Africa.
Posted 7/23/07
On my Fathers side , We are German , and Descendants of Frederick William II, Leader of Prussia.

http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761567792/Frederick_II_(of_Prussia).html

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~spok/metabook/fgreat.html

He was a Fascinating man
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Posted 7/23/07
There is some evidence that I'm related to William Wallace (Braveheart) on my mother's side. Though as I understand it, that's not terribly uncommon.
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Posted 7/23/07
Im half African, half French, and some Irish sprinkled on top.

While both my father and my mother are black, my fathers family has been living in France for about a hundred years, so they are considered French. My Dad was the first in his family to come to America.

My mom has African in her family, and Irish, they still live there. Sooooo, Im totally Black-American, with a big heap of European.

Hope I didnt confuse anything.
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Posted 7/23/07
there is a thread similar (what's your race?), and I'm pretty sure there's an ethnic origin one, too, but...You aren't really asking that, are you? You want us to shake our family trees and see if anything interesting falls out...

Mine does...My grandfather was an IRA terrorist, which I'm not too thrilled about, but apparently it was the "family business". He was "asked" to leave the country, and that's where he my grandma.

The rest of my line pretty much comes from Norway, but no one believes me...I don't really look Nordic.
Posted 7/23/07
Mother was born and raised for a good portion of her life in ireland soo shes full blooded and my father is well over half as well and hes a little english..soo im say

im 9/10 irish and 1/10 english

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Posted 7/23/07
Also , my family ( both sides ) Weren't here until long after the whole slavery thing , and it pisses me off to be bitched at about something my ancestors did , Especailly when they had nothing to do with it.

By the by , FYI , the Jews had it much worse than the blacks ever did.
Posted 7/23/07

kimmm6 wrote:

there is a thread similar (what's your race?), and I'm pretty sure there's an ethnic origin one, too, but...You aren't really asking that, are you? You want us to shake our family trees and see if anything interesting falls out...



Pretty much...I hope that doesn't make me noisy though lol
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Posted 7/23/07

Gev wrote:

Also , my family ( both sides ) Weren't here until long after the whole slavery thing , and it pisses me off to be bitched at about something my ancestors did , Especailly when they had nothing to do with it.

By the by , FYI , the Jews had it much worse than the blacks ever did.


Lol. About what region of the country do you stay in? In nashville I dont really hear about my people bitchin about what happened over 100 years ago. Oh and about the Jewish people. The had it worse than the black people in america, but about the same for the ones in africa. Darfur still has a genocide still going on.
Posted 7/23/07

Ce-Soul wrote:


Gev wrote:

Also , my family ( both sides ) Weren't here until long after the whole slavery thing , and it pisses me off to be bitched at about something my ancestors did , Especailly when they had nothing to do with it.

By the by , FYI , the Jews had it much worse than the blacks ever did.


Lol. About what region of the country do you stay in? In nashville I dont really hear about my people bitchin about what happened over 100 years ago. Oh and about the Jewish people. The had it worse than the black people in america, but about the same for the ones in africa. Darfur still has a genocide still going on.



I live in one of the Detroit suburbs
Posted 7/23/07

Ce-Soul wrote:


Gev wrote:

Also , my family ( both sides ) Weren't here until long after the whole slavery thing , and it pisses me off to be bitched at about something my ancestors did , Especailly when they had nothing to do with it.

By the by , FYI , the Jews had it much worse than the blacks ever did.


Lol. About what region of the country do you stay in? In nashville I dont really hear about my people bitchin about what happened over 100 years ago. Oh and about the Jewish people. The had it worse than the black people in america, but about the same for the ones in africa. Darfur still has a genocide still going on.



I live in Taylor , one of the burbs around detroit.
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Posted 8/12/09
Old and outdated thread. O.P has nuked. Plus we already have similar threads like these:

What is your race/nationality?
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=1349&pg=0
Ethnicity / Height
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-2503/ethnicity-height/



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