having at the same time different originsmany people may have one nationality but they stem from different origins: for example i'm an american but i stem from different places in the world my...

having at the same time different origins

many people may have one nationality but they stem from different origins: for example i'm an american but i stem from different places in the world my mother is from turkey, my father is from lebanon my grandma is tunisian my grandpa is from turkey.. my mother father is from mexique etc.. looking forward you will find that you belong to all cultures.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I come from a mix of similar nationalities, and I don't even know all of them. Most of them are European, except that I think I am also French-Canadian somehow. None of these nationalities mean anything to me. I am American, and it is my American ancestors that matter most to me.
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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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1)It seems the more removed we become from the original cultures, the less we observe those cultures which seems a shame.

2)If more people recognized that most of us are a mixutre of genetics, culture, races and ect., how would this affect racism and prejudice?

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I agree with pohnpei.  The mix of peoples and backgrounds that combined, over time and experience, to lead to me is both interesting and unique.  But that is my story as opposed to my identity. I am a product of the culture I was born into: the American one.  It was this society which socialized me and very little of the culture of the immigrant generations before me has survived into my life or that of my siblings.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Is there something that you would like us to discuss about this?  I agree with you -- most of us are rather multi-cultural.  My father is an immigrant from the Philippines.  On my mother's side, her mother's family came from England and has been in the US since before the Civil War.  But her father (my grandfather) was an ethnic German whose parents moved from Russia (now Ukraine, actually) to the US in the late 1800s.

But I don't think this means that we belong to all cultures.  I think it means that we are American and not any of the other things that our ancestors were.  I am not German or English or Filipino -- I don't belong to any of those cultures in any serious way.  I'm American.

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