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List of Ethnicites - Here you may request Changes and Additions
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Posted 8/13/08

archeriko wrote:



what's ur dad's race? put that we all follow our dad's race ^^



My dad is only half my blood. I am my own race and that becomes of both my father and my mother. Going for just one would just be incorrect.


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Posted 8/13/08


i don't know how tings work over at your side but in Singapore, we all follows our dad's race, hence for example, although my mom is a malay of chinese mix, and my dad is a Javanese, thus my race is Javanese and not called a javamalaynese etc XD ^^ gd luck finding urs!
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Posted 8/14/08
Brown/ Indian/ Indian Subcontinental
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Posted 8/20/08 , edited 8/20/08

BasouKazuma wrote:

As the title says, this thread will show you the full list of ethnicities that you can choose from on your profile. If you would like to request any additions to the list or change the name of an item, then post your request here. My hope is to get a good list so that everyone can be happy with what they've picked and not feel like they had to pick something because there was no better choice.

For starters though, we will only allow the maximum combination of two races per entry. If you are a mix of 3 or more races you'll just have to choose the two that you identify yourself with most and not post in this thread since the request will be denied.

I will try to keep this list up-to-date but it would be good for everyone to look over the requests quickly to make sure your request wasn't already posted by someone else.

You can see the full list of Ethnicities by clicking the the spoiler link below. There are over 1000 entries so it will make the page stretch far down.



Sorry BK but that list is flawed beyond belief and useless for the purposes of this website. Therefore adding more to it does not really fix it much. You can keep adding but people are going to be confused/overwhelmed with so many choices. Not only that, it is too long of a list to be considered a feature. You know clearly that the list is nothing more than a mere copy and paste job from wikipedia. Which leads me to another point. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia which means the list in this case is vague because in its attempt to be a reference for pretty much any point of view ethnicity is looked upon it extends to the point where even 'language groups' are included.


I pointed out to shinji back when he had just added that list that there were a couple of language groups (Proto-Indo-European) for example) wrongly listed as ethnic groups, not only that but even extinct ethnic groups are included, not to mention nomadic groups! I doubt a nomadic tribe has access to the web let alone enjoys watching anime.

Also, the list generalizes too much. People tend to confuse ethnicity and nationality sometimes and having such list in a site where most users are not old enough to learn the differences between race, nation, ethnicity and other related social terms is not right in my opinion.

Here are some examples, try to look on that list for 'American', does it come up? no, instead several results are listed. Irish American, latin american, african american, etc.

Why is that? because American is a nationality.

Now look for Colombian, only one result. As if all of a sudden the rules and differences between ethnicity and nationality are different for other countries....hmm would that be because the list has been edited by a bunch of people in a medium (the internet) which is mainly composed of a high volume of American users? Colombian is not an ethnicity, is a nationality.

Besides vagueness there is also a problem of utility. This is a list that has to consider anthropological, and archeological views for example. Meaning that really rare, small, nomadic and even ancient groups are on that list.

Back to the utility issue. This site has that feature in order to be useful. To do that it has to be simple and more concise. THEN you can start adding things if a petition is made.

Look at what this page does, they first divide things in nationality and then ethnic origin listing the predominant and modern groups.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2075.html

Colombian is a nationality.
this is how the link I listed deals with this country

Colombia : mestizo 58%, white 20%, mulatto 14%, black 4%, mixed black-Amerindian 3%, Amerindian 1%

That's a list that is logical and makes sense, it is simple and to the point.


A 1000 items list is just too long and vague to be useful. Please reconsider changing this 'feature' I'm not saying the link I gave is perfect either but it is more logical.

I know you like things to be right BK and since you have a bit more 'power' on the site now I suggest you consider adding a nationality box and then an ethic group box.


There is a reason why FlavorAmazing and Ice_Blue_Eyes said what they said. A huge part of that reason are the flaws of that list.
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Posted 8/21/08

AkumaKitsune wrote:

Would it be easier for people to type their Ethnicites?


I think we should be able to do that, too.

There are people with many different ethnicities, afterall, and there is really no limit to the possible combinations. Plus some people may want to write their ethnicity as a more specific group, like cultural tribes, islands within a country, etc.

Like, I like to refer to myself as Okinawan, rather than Japanese... but even if you added that, I am also half Chinese-American...
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Posted 8/22/08
mentioning of which, how about Filipino of Chinese and Spanish descent?
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F / Australia
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Posted 8/23/08
hmm im Aussie-Thai
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Posted 8/29/08
Y can't u put mixed for an ethnicity if you are o.O?
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Posted 8/29/08
Chinese -> Fujian Province
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20 / F / PA
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Posted 8/30/08
May I ask, what is Eurasian Avar?
I'm Singaporean Chinese, Italian, and Scottish, so a little iffy on what I should put..
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Posted 8/30/08

Kimichan wrote:

May I ask, what is Eurasian Avar?
I'm Singaporean Chinese, Italian, and Scottish, so a little iffy on what I should put..


LMAO so the list has Eurasian avars?

That is s group of people that I am pretty sure do not exist anymore since we are talking about 5-9th century.

I dont understand why people complicate things. Look, realistically speaking a great majority of us share numerous connections with different groups but to say your ethnicity has so many associations is unrealistic.

I could say I am part Spanish because Spaniards conquered south America and mixed with the natives. And I can say I'm Iberian too, and that I am part Amerindian and I could go on and on..
Or I could just be practical and realistic and say I am Latino.

Pick whoever group or groups you feel identified the most, but don't go over 2 because that's unpractical and very often, way too categorical.



Posted 9/5/08
Haitian-American
Posted 9/6/08
South African :P
is not on there for some unimaginable reason ...
ehhe
<--- is south african
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Posted 9/7/08
Id like to put,"American Euro-Mutt"
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Posted 9/16/08
Mix witch muti options picks.
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