talk about their heritage and mention your own?
Hey come on you can't blame them for giving syrians the benefit of the doubt.
It's just a valuable lesson that they had to learn the "hard" way.
"hard" like the dick of a syrian immigrant in an unwilling german woman.
Same situation actually. Though I'm only a quarter polish. Though most families in this area are German descended so it's not much use hiding it. Especially not when you live in a town with a street called "German Town Road".
Thb every Croatian I've talked about it to on /int/ has seen me as one of them even tho I'm 2nd generation
Feels really good. I'm starting to learn the language by skyping my cousin in Split and reading online.
English people are often negatively stereotyped in America. Irish, Scots, and Welsh are seen as exotic Celts. English are seen as stodgy, prudish, and drab. Commonly portrayed as snobs and elitists (which Americans despise on principle), where Celts are seen more as underdogs (which Americans revere). Movies like Braveheart also definitely catapulted Scottish heritage to prominence among Americans.
Because a lot, and I mean a lot, of Americans have Irish heritage. In fact, that's probably the most common ancestries in the USA. Plus, the fact that a lot of the early Irish came because of the potato famine, which a lot of them blamed on the English. Add in the fact that our history as a country began with armed conflict against the British and, well, you can see where the trend comes from.
It's kind of weird, actually. On one hand, we consider the UK very close allies and friends, and in fact if you ask the average American who our closest ally is and they don't say Israel, they'll generally say the UK. On the other hand, we associate the English with oppression, and I think we consider them to be slightly nefarious. That's also why a lot of villains in American movies have British accents. The sort of conflicting feelings is kind of weird, but, well.
maybe it would be flattering if it wasnt constant
>having a kc tier discussion on why the american concept of white is too crude to apply to europeans
>well dude im irish too so....
so what? just fuck off like
Actually most Americans these days have German ancestry. By quite a wide margin too.
this is a complete fallacy that has been perpetuated in the USA for decades. On the last national census you had they added 'American' as an ethnicity for the first time and then overnight tens of millions of english-americans from the previous census (which is enough to make them by far the biggest ethnicity in the USA) mysteriously disappeared. English american is by far the biggest ethnicity.
Plus it's common for americans with even the tiniest drop of Irish in them to call themselves irish american, even though most of their ancestors might be english.
I don't want them to behave as if they were real Japanese
they are taught to behave in American ways in American society and they are just Asian American
pls never talk about your heritage you 棄民 shit
fuck off mr exception
only southerners are mostly english, and even they have a heavy amount of german, ulster scot, french and german ancestry
face it nige, the empire is finished, no more foreign lands to take.
>American women are raped by niggers daily
>Two Germans get raped on NYE (when everyone is drunk and horny)
>GERMANS ARE SUCH KEKS LOMAAOOOO
>"According to the American Community Survey in 2010 data, Americans reporting English ancestry made up an estimated 9.0% of the total U.S. population, and form the third largest European ancestry group after German Americans and Irish Americans. However, demographers regard this as a serious undercount, as the index of inconsistency is high, and many, if not most, people from English stock have a tendency (since the introduction of a new 'American' category in the 2000 census) to identify as simply Americans or if of mixed European ancestry, identify with a more recent and differentiated ethnic group. In the 1980 United States Census, over 49 million (49,598,035) Americans claimed English ancestry, at the time around 26.34% of the total population and largest reported group which, even today, would make them the largest ethnic group in the United States. Eight out of the ten most common surnames in the United States are of English origin"
I'm sorry this upsets you, I'm just reporting facts
That was awful. They ae bringing wealth to Sweden so you cant complain. As long as they don't say they are Swedish. I absolutetly hate when American identify with the country of their grandparents. Ironically it is never some slavic country like Poland or Serbia. Everyone is either related to a viking, a colonist, a German knight, or a French king. No one would believe most of their ancestors fled from Europe because they were poor as fuck, criminals, or religious nuts and they are likely mostly related to a long line of Polish and Irish potato farmers.
lel, exact same situation f'am
mum's side is pretty much 100% polish, dad is German, I tell others im polish
Something to factor in: many blacks took the last names of their masters or just English names in general after they were freed. In addition, many names were altered for immigrants who came over in the 19th and even 20th century. My own family name was warped so I can't trace it back to Europe since I have no idea what it originally was. I only know it was originally a German name.
Then also factor in marriages and immigrant women taking the names of people already here.
diaspora is the fucking worse, the fuck most of them can't even speak the language let alone live in their hurrtage country
all they can spam is how great it is and how shit others are, fucking sad tbqh
Still not adding up, did 13% of the population disappear between 1980 and 1990?
Just how it is sad that a Muslim country that can't speak Ancient Greek let alone run a functioning moral society, calls itself "Greece" and associates itself with the fathers of western civilization. Some of the Northerners even call themselves Macedonians and get buttmad when someone from the country of Macedonia calls himself a Macedonian.
I am pretty sure some Americans pretty much stop calling themselves English or forgot their English ancestry because after 300 years your ancestry has the equivalent genetic mix of a European female's pussy after a wild night in Cologne.
I thought I was the only one around with no German heritage (50 Polish/12.5 French-Canadian/37.5 Italian). But then it turned out that half the Italians were just merely pretending to be Italian, they were actually Austrians. So its something like 50 Pole/25 Austismtrians/12.5 Italian/12.5 French Canadian.
desu its better to be Austrian than German because I dislike Germany but like Austria.
>father's side is English (German immigrants that moved to Britain since before 1766 anyway)
>mothers side is German
>just tell people I'm English
Mostly it's because trying to be anything other than Anglo is stupid.
Because everyone wants to be special snowflake heritage, and England is too similar to conventional America. There are a lot more English heritage types in the US than people vocalize. You're responsible for our culture.
You also had a lot of Irish get their surnames changed. Either on purpose or by mistake.
I live in Pennsylvania and I see far more German and Irish/Scottish surnames than anything else.
Its because compared to other ethnicities there aren't that many Polish counties. There are a lot of Polish towns that are mostly Polish and you could probably speak Polish in but very few counties have majority Polish Americans
They even say ja some places :3
Qt af desu senpai.
Good, Croat here, first generation born here, Every day i look at our flag; There is a tightness in my heart when I see it, I can't help but love what our homeland is and represents. I get nervous thinking If i come back, people in our village (Galovac) Won't like me for being American born :(
My friend is in the same boat as you. He visits his family about once a year and always tells us that yes, they see him as American, but also treat him the same as anyone else because he is either their family or friends of the family. He isn't seen as truly Croatian, but not outcast completely because he is American.