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View Poll Results: What ethnicity are you?
White 78 82.98%
Black 2 2.13%
Asian 1 1.06%
Hispanic 1 1.06%
Mixed race 5 5.32%
Other 7 7.45%
Voters: 94. You may not vote on this poll

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Old March 21 2013, 01:51 AM   #31
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My great grandparents were the last to actually be born in Germany, although I almost was - my parents came back right before I was born (my dad was stationed there whilst in the Army). So I was almost a dual citizen!
Unfortunately, German citizenship law doesn't work that way. (Well, at least it didn't at the time. Nowadays it kind of does, but not really.)
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Old March 21 2013, 01:54 AM   #32
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^ I see. So even if I had been born in Germany at that time, I would still be exclusively a US citizen today?

I'm pretty sure that my two nephews are automatically dual citizens of the US and the UK (since my sister is American and her husband is British). But like you said, it varies by country.
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Old March 21 2013, 02:04 AM   #33
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^ I see. So even if I had been born in Germany at that time, I would still be exclusively a US citizen today?
Yup, pretty much. There have always been exceptions but generally, our citizenship laws are designed to prevent dual citizenship to occur. They were also based on descendance rather than place of birth. Nowadays, people born here to parents who've lived here legally for a while do get dual citizenship but they have to decide which one to keep eventually.

The UK and US laws are much better in that regard.
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Old March 21 2013, 02:13 AM   #34
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Black.
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Old March 21 2013, 02:15 AM   #35
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Black.
Was the question really "What colour are your heart and soul?"?
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Old March 21 2013, 02:45 AM   #36
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75% Yankee-Anglo white, 25% Austrian Jewish white.
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Old March 21 2013, 03:07 AM   #37
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White, white, white. So white, I'm pink!

Recently posted that I've found out I'm 1/4 Irish, making me 3/4 Russian-y/Eastern European-y. The Irish got here in New England and the rest came before WW1--no slaveowners in my background. Raised Jewish, very lapsed.

Hubby is Mexican, looks Asian though, and is at least 1/4 Spanish blood (blond/blue-eyed type, though Hubby was dark-haired/dark-eyed but pale skin). Raised Catholic, very lapsed.

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Old March 21 2013, 03:48 AM   #38
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White, of European Jewish descent. German/English Jews on one side, Russian/East European Jews on the other. But at heart I'm a Vulcan.

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Old March 21 2013, 04:16 AM   #39
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Double post. The boards acting weird tonight.
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Old March 21 2013, 04:19 AM   #40
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White with a little Italian.
Italians aren't white? If my Italian/Irish/Mexican wife was any more pale she'd be translucent.

Me: North-Western European (English, Scots, Irish, Welsh) and Swiss-German.
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Old March 21 2013, 04:28 AM   #41
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Black.
Was the question really "What colour are your heart and soul?"?
I'm pretty sure it was. I notice these things, you know.
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Old March 21 2013, 05:28 AM   #42
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40% Vulcan, 40% Klingon, 40% Pakled, 40% Wookie, and 40% Android.
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Old March 21 2013, 05:35 AM   #43
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The other Other.
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Old March 21 2013, 05:51 AM   #44
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Excuse me, where's the option for "Casper?"

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Old March 21 2013, 06:05 AM   #45
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A mix of Awesome and Kickass.
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