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Ethnicity and Height
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Posted 2/24/07 , edited 9/17/08
Yesterday I had a row with a mate over him telling me how Asian people are always naturally short, and that only Caucasians and African/Caribbean/Jamaican people can be naturally tall.

It's petty, but it still pisses me off. Time for a survey, I think. List your ethnicity and height here. List your gender if you want.

I'm half-Japanese/half-Caucasian = 6' 1" (186cm?)

What's yours?

Edit: this is about challenging stereotypes, I guess.
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There's already a thread like this but since this is more of a survey, I guess I'll leave it open.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=1349
^"What is your race/nationality?" thread
-BasouKazuma

Add your general age group (just age group to protect privacy) to give it a fairer result.
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23 / F / Planet Earth
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Posted 2/24/07
Chinese, female, 5'7"

pretty average...
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26 / M / Pennsylvania
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Im a caucasian male and 5'11"
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22 / F / New Hampshire, USA
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I don't see why it wouldn't be true, if ethnicity can control eye shape and skin color why not height....but on the other hand I really have no clue what I'm talking about.

Caucasian female, 5'5"
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British Caucasian, 5'10'' ish
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I'm Asian (Filipino) and i'm 6'1"
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25 / F / California
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I'm full Korean, female, and 5'4.5" (ish)/166 cm. The average American woman is only 5'4" (I believe).
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23 / F / Planet Earth
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ethinicity doesnt control the genes... some people get lucky and some don't... there are tall asians as well as short...

what's annoying is when people say all asians look the same when they obviously don't... those people are just ignorant...
Posted 2/24/07
yeah but wouldn't genes control ethinicity
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26 / M / Pennsylvania
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Zealain wrote:

ethinicity doesnt control the genes... some people get lucky and some don't... there are tall asians as well as short...

what's annoying is when people say all asians look the same when they obviously don't... those people are just ignorant...


I agree. It also pisses me off whenever people call any asian they see Chinese.
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asian (filipino) 5'5"
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28 / M / California
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My parents are from Pakistan and I was born in America.
Height: about 5'11" (180.34 cm)
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23 / F / Planet Earth
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i think ethnicity is more of a mental thing... we're all humans aren't we?

and i know a guy who's part japanese but he doesnt look japanese, speak japanese (well, not fluently), or know much about its culture... would you really call him japanese? not really a straight answer for that...

and then there's people who say "i wish i was [insert ethnicity here], because then [insert steryotype here]."

people should just be happy with what they have and stop comparing themselves to other people so much
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Posted 2/24/07

JayB18 wrote:


Zealain wrote:

ethinicity doesnt control the genes... some people get lucky and some don't... there are tall asians as well as short...

what's annoying is when people say all asians look the same when they obviously don't... those people are just ignorant...


I agree. It also pisses me off whenever people call any asian they see Chinese.


Quoted from a girl in Calculus: "Is Japan a city in China?" It's not a surprise that people are ignorant.

I've asked if I've been Japanese and Chinese. Half of the people who ask me my ethnicity haven't heard of Korea, despite there being a Korean war.
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