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What's something you love about being Mexican at heart.

Enchiladas en molé poblano. Cascarones. Barbacoa y Big Red. Oaxaca cheese. And sombreros.

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Sombreros are more fun than a clown car on fire!

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I had a big thing typed out and then the power went out. LOL!

Long story short if you are a mutt then you can still be proud of it. There is always something to be proud of and some branch of your heritage will call to you.

As it stand I am (in order from freshest to oldest in the bloodline) Swedish, Irish, possibly Welsh, Austrian and German.... With the vague possibility of Jewish (yes I know not a race) in there for flavor.

I get teased to no end for my stubborn love of the Irish part of me. ;)

Everyone can easily listen to Irish music (if you haven't at some point already), we all know about the abomination that is Riverdance (sorry but there are better ways to see Irish dance seriously!) and there is whiskey and stout for drinks, and I'm well versed in potato jokes that you. ( :P )

But I would like to toss out a little something from left field for the good old Irish pride.

Brehon Law

There is always Irish wolfhounds too..... I so want one! :D

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My mothers family is Scottish and Mennonite (spoke a german dialect but came from the Russian border area). My fathers is Ukrainian and a variation of British or Welsh or Scots(we aren't 100% sure which, my grandfather was adopted and his adopted family had a name we can trace to a specific Scottish clan). Bonus is that because my mom's family are red heads, our Scots comes infused with Viking.

I am all those things and I am Canadian, melding the aspects of each group into our own unique identity yet still embracing the ancestry that gave rise to me.

I love Scottish history and culture and language.

I love Ukrainian food and traditional art. Paska nom! Making easter eggs is a lot of fun.

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I consider myself an American now, but I am Latvian-- or "Eastern European", if you prefer. My father is of Russian ancestry and my mother is of Romani/Portuguese/Spanish/Jewish ancestry. Latvia, like America, is a hub of ethnic minorities. That is what I love most about it.

What I like most about the Russian side of things: Babka. My family makes both a Potato kind (MY ULTIMATE FAVORITE) and a chocolate/sweet kind. Also, I like Vodka and matryoshka dolls (those babushka things that you open and keep getting smaller) well enough, so there ;).

1) Potato Babka (the slices are on the right)

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2) Chocolate Babka

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3) Dollies!

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From my mom's side of things, my favorite thing is Latkes!!! These are these Jewish, yummy/delicious/best-thing-in-the-world potato pancakes. (You should see the trend by now that my favorite food is potato!) Also, I love that gypsies have such a bad reputation :) and I like the Spanish and Portuguese languages because everything sounds so pretty.

Yummy Latkes!

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I have little clues to what my father's biological folks were. His father was German background and the mother I believe was French. So I didn't ever care for the culture thing since I never saw 'em.

However my mother is from Iran. For years I kinda of kept a low down about being part Persian in fear of stupidity of other kids. ( My cousins who are darker than me got the blunt force of the racial slurs and one got beaten up. Lawls. )

Hrmm. What I enjoy...

Royal jewel shit~.

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Persian rugs~.

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LAMMMB. <333

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And some other mythical stuff related to the Persian culture, I guess.

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I thought long and hard about the comment I was going to make. Which was suicide bombing.....but then that would be in bad taste. And more importantly I am not Tamil nor Sri Lankan so not really something my culture came up with it.

I will stick with reverse swing and the fact that talent in sports triumphs training and teamwork. Yes I am speaking of the Pakistani cricket/hockey teams.

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I'm most proud of Cher, the fact that almost everyone's others heritage has at some point ruled my country. I am however very sorry for Kim Kardashian, but not sorry for her dad (woot if the glove doesn't fit you must acquit).

I'm proud that there is a deep history of faith in my country. I'm proud that I'm second generation (not many people my age get to say that). I'm proud of the amazing dishes and the sense of community and family that is important that comes from my culture. I'm just extremely extremely proud to be Armenian and I consider myself nothing else. OH OH I'm proud of System Of A Down and their amazing movie/documentary Screamer and of course their music

Hayastantsi!

I'm also proud that I'm not mixed with about 10 different countries.

I also love the traditions at weddings that Armenians get to do, this one (link above) is when the crowed throws money at the bride and groom while they dance to bring prosperity into their home..and they get to keep it so woot!

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Mexico/Phillipines/Hawaii/Some kinda Europe. I like to assume it's Nordic, that way I can pass myself off as a Viking. Pretty sure it's more Celtic or Gaelic, though.

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My father is from the backwoods of West Virgina.

His father lived his life stringing telephone wires across roads, and died on a rail way in his 20's.

From there on out things get sketchy, and there is very little record of exactly where I come from. My ancestors were not very big into the whole recording a family tree sort of thing.

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My father is from the backwoods of West Virgina.

His father lived his life stringing telephone wires across roads, and died on a rail way in his 20's.

From there on out things get sketchy, and there is very little record of exactly where I come from. My ancestors were not very big into the whole recording a family tree sort of thing.

Intriguing! Do you ever think about researching your family history? Have you ever tried looking for records?

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I gotta say that I'm proud of my Indian Heritage. I'm Blackfoot, Onondaga Iroquois, and Tsalagi, also known as Cherokee. I'm hoping to one day visit all three reservations and learn and experience the cultures.

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My father is from the backwoods of West Virgina.

His father lived his life stringing telephone wires across roads, and died on a rail way in his 20's.

From there on out things get sketchy, and there is very little record of exactly where I come from. My ancestors were not very big into the whole recording a family tree sort of thing.

This sounds like the beginning of a murder mystery.

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Intriguing! Do you ever think about researching your family history? Have you ever tried looking for records?

Problem is, I am a member of soooo many different clans.

Technically I am a Conley, Gibson, Fisher, Keener, and... a few other things. Spanning from Ireland, England, Germany, The Netherlands, and Scotland.

It has gotten to the point that my family tree would look like tentacle porn.

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