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But its sorta embarrassing for me because i dont know that much about my own religion and what not! and they're different i know that, like how some people think that Indians and Muslims are the same, when they're not. it really bugs.


Well some of the MANY MANY people of the indian subcontinent are Muslim. (Most of the people in Pakistan for example)

As for your religion. It's about as varied as Christianity is, if I understand correctly. Just as we have Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant and a myriad of smaller denominations. So too does Islam have the Shia/Sunni split and other minor variation like the Ahmediya or even the Allawit...

(Though I've been told conflicting things about weather the Allawit are a tribe, clan or religion and weather or not they are a sect of christianity or Islam.)

NB the allawit(sp?) are the group who controlled all the influential government posts and military ranks in Syria for the last 30 years. just in case you were wondering.


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People always ask if I'm Mexican when I'm nowhere near that.


What are you?


A mixed ethnicity of German, Italian, African American, Caucasian, and Irish. As far as I know, anyway.


I'm a Heinz 57 myself too. though there's a enough Native Canadian in there to get me accepted by the Metis.

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57 Varieties eh?


Sure seems like it whenever any of my geneology obessed relative report in. I think the biggest surprise was the Spanish Connection.
apparantly some 6 or 7 generations back I'm related to a prince of Argonne. Which for me just conjures up images of 'The merchant of Venice'

"with one fool's head I came to woo, and now I leave. With two."


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57 Varieties eh?


Sure seems like it whenever any of my geneology obessed relative report in. I think the biggest surprise was the Spanish Connection.
apparantly some 6 or 7 generations back I'm related to a prince of Argonne. Which for me just conjures up images of 'The merchant of Venice'

"with one fool's head I came to woo, and now I leave. With two."


Ha, makes me wonder who I'm related to down the line! A prince, you say? That's something, too bad it's irrelevant in the large scheme of the world.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


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57 Varieties eh?


Sure seems like it whenever any of my geneology obessed relative report in. I think the biggest surprise was the Spanish Connection.
apparantly some 6 or 7 generations back I'm related to a prince of Argonne. Which for me just conjures up images of 'The merchant of Venice'

"with one fool's head I came to woo, and now I leave. With two."


Ha, makes me wonder who I'm related to down the line! A prince, you say? That's something, too bad it's irrelevant in the large scheme of the world.


It's a distant relation. and nothing special.You have to understand The various noble families of Europe kept very accurate pedigrees since breeding was important to them. So if you can tie in at some point you will find records of a lot more 'noble' relatives than you will find of 'peons'.

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It's a distant relation. and nothing special.You have to understand The various noble families of Europe kept very accurate pedigrees since breeding was important to them. So if you can tie in at some point you will find records of a lot more 'noble' relatives than you will find of 'peons'.



I understand, I figured it was a distant relative and nothing more, nothing important. Still, it's something. If only a little.

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I understand, I figured it was a distant relative and nothing more, nothing important. Still, it's something. If only a little.



At 6 generations remove almost anyone who had relatives in Europe can tie into one of the noble pedigrees. I'm more proud of my Great to the third grand father who was a Sub Chief under Joseph Brant.


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Just a curious question not really meant to cause chaos. I have been racially stereotyped when I was in 6th grade. A white kid asked me why I talk like a white person. I got kinda pissed but since we were in PE, I couldn't really focus on talking to him.

I also remember one time I was thought to be Asian, though it makes me laugh when I think about it now.

Girl: Are you Asian?
Me: No.
Girl: Are you sure you don't have a long lost Asian father you don't know about?
Me: I'm pretty sure.
Girl: Isn't she like my twin?
Her Friends: No.
Me: ......

This makes me laugh somewhat to this day.

Has things like this happen to you?

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Doesn't seem like racial stereotyping. A stereotype is a common misconception believed to be held by all members of a group that may actually reflect only a few. Usually derogatory. If someone had said, ''you're good at math, right?'', that would have been a stereotype. I personally think it's stupid when people say, ''you talk like a white person'' or ''black person''. But I don't think that means they're racially stereotyping you, they're just being stupid.
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Yeah, all the time. I'm a black guy, and it's not a day in my life that I go without being stereotyped.
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Yeah a lot of times
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Middle Eastern. Nuff said.
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Shrapnel893 wrote:


-Vega- wrote:


Shrapnel893 wrote:

People always ask if I'm Mexican when I'm nowhere near that.


What are you?


A mixed ethnicity of German, Italian, African American, Caucasian, and Irish. As far as I know, anyway.


haha people say the same witch did save me from a hispanic gang , but am african american, irish, scottish and native american lol
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ShiverGirl wrote:

Just a curious question not really meant to cause chaos. I have been racially stereotyped when I was in 6th grade. A white kid asked me why I talk like a white person. I got kinda pissed but since we were in PE, I couldn't really focus on talking to him.

I also remember one time I was thought to be Asian, though it makes me laugh when I think about it now.

Girl: Are you Asian?
Me: No.
Girl: Are you sure you don't have a long lost Asian father you don't know about?
Me: I'm pretty sure.
Girl: Isn't she like my twin?
Her Friends: No.
Me: ......

This makes me laugh somewhat to this day.

Has things like this happen to you?

Please lock up if duplicate.


Doesn't seem like racial stereotyping. A stereotype is a common misconception believed to be held by all members of a group that may actually reflect only a few. Usually derogatory. If someone had said, ''you're good at math, right?'', that would have been a stereotype. I personally think it's stupid when people say, ''you talk like a white person'' or ''black person''. But I don't think that means they're racially stereotyping you, they're just being stupid.


Look at the first sentence I was talking about. I mean the kid thought I was from or assumed I was from the ghetto, or naturally assumed because I was black I need to talk like a black person, not a white person. Well, most of then kids at that school were raised in a ghetto neighborhood...though most people didn't ask me why I spoke like that.
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Reverse racism happened to me a few times, kinda strange concept.
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