Ever Hated Anything About Your Ethinicity?

  • Edged

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    I know I have.

    I'm black/ African American, whichever your prefer and I have always been envious of other ethinicities hair. It may sound stupid, but we all have something we wish we could change about ourselves.
    March 5th, 2010 at 02:30am
  • Dr. Mrs. Vandertramp

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    I'm very white, I'm a mix of a lot of things, but half of my ethinicity is from United Kingdom, so I'm really pale, and I'm really jealous of my Italian friends' ability to tan. :[
    March 6th, 2010 at 05:21pm
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    I'm white, and not a big fan of how pale I am. XD My other white friends are invariably not as pale as me.

    And presuming ethnicity covers nationality, sometimes, although I'm hugely patriotic, there are many things which make me ashamed of the country I live in. I suppose you could say that's a contradiction in terms. What I mean is, I do love England/GB/the UK, and I'm proud to be from there, but there's just so much wrong with it as well.
    March 8th, 2010 at 12:42am
  • DaPrincipessa

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    I don't really HATE anything like that, but I would love to be black :)
    March 8th, 2010 at 06:59pm
  • Destined_Disaster

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    Um, I don't hate it necessarily, but I dislike how little culture white people have.
    I live in Canada, and although when I was little, we went to Celtic celebrations and so on [for our Scottish heritage], there is really not much else to it, in my opinion.
    I look at other cultures and are envious of their culture. Take Native people, for example. They have so much to celebrate, and all of these stories and wonderful things.
    maybe I'm being silly, but I wish there was more culture.
    March 16th, 2010 at 07:49pm
  • Stephen Fry

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    Destined_Disaster:
    Um, I don't hate it necessarily, but I dislike how little culture white people have.
    I live in Canada, and although when I was little, we went to Celtic celebrations and so on [for our Scottish heritage], there is really not much else to it, in my opinion.
    I look at other cultures and are envious of their culture. Take Native people, for example. They have so much to celebrate, and all of these stories and wonderful things.
    maybe I'm being silly, but I wish there was more culture.
    I'd say that was a rather harsh generalisation - Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Robert Burns and thousands of other cultural icons were white. Stories and wonderful things? I'm surprised you're not familiar with all the traditional Scottish folklore, for example.
    March 16th, 2010 at 09:29pm
  • fool's paradise

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    The Germans and the Italians don't have the cleanest history in regards to the 20th century.

    I'm basically 2/3rds of the Axis.

    Shifty
    March 18th, 2010 at 04:32pm
  • blood_angel

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    I'm native american, scottish, and swedish (mainly)

    It just doesn't seem that exciting that may "people" have a casino, beer, and meatballs.
    March 18th, 2010 at 07:03pm
  • the Wizard

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    Well, I love my ethnicity, but I hate how sometimes some people from here give us such a bad name sometimes. I'm Puerto Rican.
    March 19th, 2010 at 10:06pm
  • XxBeautiful-ErrorxX

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    the Wizard:
    Well, I love my ethnicity, but I hate how sometimes some people from here give us such a bad name sometimes. I'm Puerto Rican.
    I know how you feel.

    I'm mexican american. I'm not from mexico but my ancestors are from there, and I hate how people give us bad names. Beaners, greasers, wetbacks. Stuff like that.

    I'm not ashamed at all. I LOVE being mexican, but I hate the names that they give us.

    one more thing, I don't like how most mexican girls are like, um......"thicker" than other people. Like Mexican's have the curves and stuff, and you hardly see really skinny mexicans. But it kinda makes sense. I mean, tacos, gorditas, and all the other greasy stuff we eat! xD
    March 21st, 2010 at 03:47am
  • m.f.e.o

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    I'm Italian, and I HATE ginos. They're so annoying.
    Oh, and my family is super-judgmental of my mother because she's not Italian. Close-minded buggers.
    March 23rd, 2010 at 01:10am
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    m.f.e.o:
    I'm Italian, and I HATE ginos. They're so annoying.
    Oh, and my family is super-judgmental of my mother because she's not Italian. Close-minded buggers.
    I personally don't have much against ethnicity, but I detest it when sometimes your family from those ethnic backgrounds are vehement on having the people you associate with from your ethnic background. I can understand why due to religion, similar cultural backgrounds etc but it just irks me.

    Not to be rude but what are 'ginos?'
    March 23rd, 2010 at 02:36am
  • Xsoteria

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    A year or so ago I was talking to my grandmother about my studies. I hold my grandmother unusually high in regard and only people that take priority ahead of her are my brother and mother.

    Anyway, since I'm studying Japanese, the conversation was going in that direction and she just sort of mentioned that I shouldn't be marrying a Japanese woman. Turns out she wouldn't like us to mix bloods and I should find myself a white woman.

    Witnessing the horror of my expression she quickly tried to remedy her statement by saying that she doesn't mean I shouldn't "fool around" with people of asian descent - just that "I shouldn't officially take one for wife". It took a few hours for me to recover from the shock.

    She is incredibly kind and genuinely good person so I never saw racism coming from her, and I knew her all my life and thought I know pretty much everything about her.

    But I realised later, that she didn't mean any harm, this is the way she was brought up -- a conservative and ill educated society, they also never really met anyone of different race and doubtedly gave races any thought. So they just adopted this racist attitude which would hardly ever be practiced anyway. I am still convinced that if she gave this particular attitude more thought or if it had any relevance on her life she would revise her thoughts.
    March 24th, 2010 at 12:21am
  • Jewel Nicole

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    I'm hispanic and proud. I don't look it though, I've got blonde hair and green eyes.

    There's really only one thing that bothers me, it's when people associate hispanics with being 'illegal aliens'. There are a lot of racist people and they immediately make that relation. (I know not all people but there are a lot.) It makes me mad, it really does.
    March 24th, 2010 at 06:46pm
  • roux.

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    I'm Fijian. I can't say that I hate anything about my culture, just sometimes there are certain somethings that can get plenty annoying.

    > Silence means yes
    >Silence means respect
    >Silence means 'I agree'
    >Silence means 'I'm sorry'

    When we talk to our elders:
    >Don't look them in the eye, that's disrespectful
    >Keep your head bowed at all times
    >Don't speak too much, you're only there to listen
    >Don't answer or talk back. That's considered a class A sin.
    March 24th, 2010 at 09:48pm
  • roux.

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    I just realized that you were asking about ethnicity and not culture. >.>

    Facepalm.

    Thing I hate most about my ethnicity? There aren't enough Fijians to go around. No joke. There's only like two million of my people out there. Sad.
    March 24th, 2010 at 09:52pm
  • Racoon

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    I just hate how easily I tan. I can be in the sun for an hour and while all my friends don't even get a small tiny burn, I end up toast Cry
    My mom is Italian and my dad is Mexican. Arg! hate that combo
    March 26th, 2010 at 12:42am
  • Born on the Cob

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    ..I don't like the, uh, hair that comes with being Italian and Hungarian. I think that's enough said..
    March 28th, 2010 at 12:44am
  • Stephen Fry

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    Being ginger tehe
    March 28th, 2010 at 02:06pm
  • Rayzor_Sharp

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    I hear ya, I'm mixed. Half black, Half White.
    And I can tell you my hair... wow does it take some time...
    Not to mention the whole not being part of any "race", or so i'm told.
    Of course I think it's so funny watching people guess where I'm from... Which is Ireland and Guyana although I live in Canada.
    March 29th, 2010 at 11:30pm