Voting Question: Am I getting my race, nationality, and ethnicity down correctly?

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  • Voting Question: Am I getting my race, nationality, and ethnicity down correctly?


Answer #1 | 21/12 2013 11:18
You've nailed it as far as I can see. Some will argue that if you don't speak the language, eat the foods, celebrate the holidays . . . you have to say that ___ is your "ethnic heritage", not your "ethnicity". I'm thinking of a baby from ethnic group "A" adopted at birth by a couple from ethnic group "B", who is raised just like the other kids in group "B", who doesn't do any of those three things. But, if, every once in a while you walk up and down the street sneering at people with a baguette under your arm, you've got the French part down pat. (I was making a small joke there.) And, "race" is always tricky. The Australian Aborigines don't really count as any of the big three. People can argue about what group goes into what race for hours. The only thing it is good for is a quick physical description, as in "The lost hiker is a male [White / Hispanic / Asian / Black], 14 years, 5'9", 135 pounds, last seen wearing ..." (Those 4 are the most common in the USA. You'll notice "Hispanic" is an ethnic group, not a race. In New Zealand the most common would be White / Maori and in some countries in Africa they'd specify tribe.)
Answer #2 | 21/12 2013 11:42
You've got it!!!
Answer #3 | 21/12 2013 19:38
Most experts claim 5 races: black, yellow (Japanese, Koreans, some Chinese), brown (Malays, Filipinos), red (American Indians), and white. Some claim that head shape determines race, but any of the 5 races can have any head shape. Nationality equates to citizenship; the U.S. is the only country that allows citizenship to be conferred upon anyone born here. Ethnicity is all about how you were raised: what you ate/drank, the music you listened/danced to, the language you spoke, your religion, your politics, etc. and was formerly called culture. You can have only one ethnicity, no more. Your ancestry answers the question, "Who is your daddy?" (and mommy) and who were their parents, all the way back to Adam & Eve. Swedes and Japanese are not ethnicities; both words refer to nationalities. Both Sweden and Japan have countless ethnicities, including the Saami and the Ainu. Ancestry really has nothing to do with "blood in her", but DNA.
Answer #4 | 22/12 2013 01:53
You consist of more Asian blood so you should count yourself as "Asian American" or you can just put down "Mixed Race" but that usually only applies if your parents are BOTH of different races.

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