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    @WalkingDeadFan23 said: Irish right here... My skin burns in the sunlight :(

    Irish but I live in New York

    ...so yeah, I'm white


    That's me also. I'm Irish American with very pale skin. My father was 100% Irish (as far as back as a couple hundred years at least, since we know now that no one is 100% any ethnicity, since anatomically modern humans most likely originated out of Africa) and had the dark skin, dark hair Irish genes. I got the black hair, but I got the pale skin genes. My mother is Irish on her father's side (I traced my maternal grandfather's roots back to Northern Ireland when I researched my genealogy).

    Although, as I said before on these forums, my grandmother's lineage has been harder to research. :(

    There's a term people used in the United States in the 19th century and early 20th century called "Cherokee Princess" (there's actually no such thing as a Native American princess, although there are daughters of chiefs). I found out that it's a racist term that people used to use in order to make women of Native American (or in less common cases sometimes even African American) decent sound less "savage" (since Cherokees were considered the least "savage" of the Native American tribes, and a princess is someone a man could "bring home to meet his parents").

    Since all I know about my grandmother's grandmother is that she's a "Cherokee Princess" (since that's what my grandmother was told), thanks to racism, I don't know my lineage on my maternal grandmother's side. :( So, most likely my great great grandmother was Native American, but it's possible she was African American.

  • I am a native american historian.

  • i am very white, i hate the sun and the sun hates me

  • I don't need no fuckin' ethnicity. I am German.

  • I'm mostly Cherokee with a bit of Irish:)

  • I'm Dutch, Irish, German, Scottish, Swedish, French, and Cajun.

    So all the whiteness.

  • I'm American Indian on one family side, and Irish-German from the other.

    inb4 Giant Tope comes in to say that means I am not really American Indian because she's the expert.

  • @Secret Fawful said: I'm American Indian on one family side, and Irish-German from the other.

    inb4 Giant Tope comes in to say that means I am not really American Indian because she's the expert.

    It would be really random of her to come in and say that before you wrote that post.

    I'm as white as they come. One of my grandmothers is Danish, but other than that my lineage is all Norwegian as far back as I know of.

  • I'm half Scottish, but I Donae sound like it. Ach.

    Irish too. And English. But, alas I don't have the complete set as I'm missing Wales. Anyone want to trade some genes?

  • this is generally it give or take some

    yZJxQvu.png@Secret Fawful said: inb4 Giant Tope comes in to say that means I am not really American Indian because she's the expert.

    :\ I'm not quite sure why this would matter to me. Did I say something about this in the past? I've changed a lot over the past year and a half and as much as I'd like to go back and change the words and actions I took over the past 5 years, I can't. I'm sorry if I said anything bad. It's been a rough couple of years trying to figure out who I am and how to live my life and as such I was very judgmental because I had no idea where the heck I was going.

    I understand impressions last a long time and that my past decisions already paint a negative portrait of myself that I likely will never be able to remove for many people. I really am sorry. You don't have to accept that, but I hope that it's at least something.

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