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Who Cares About Ethnicity

March 12, 2002 3:40 PM

Lately, I've been getting lots of questions about my ethnicity. This seems very strange to me, and I never really know what to say. I never cared what my ethnic background was. I identify most with being an American, and have been content just leaving it at that. However, since I feel stupid not knowing what to say, I decided to find out.

Here's what I turned up, in descending order:

- American
- English
- Irish
- German
- Native American

It turns out that my father's side of the family is believed to have been one of the early european settlers in the new world. A little Native American blood made its way in later on as well. So, I'm basically about as American as you can get, while still being an "incredibly ghostly figure."

Which is probably why I never cared about my ethnic background.

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