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28 November 2000 @ 03:11 pm
The Real AP  

AP! American Pride!

This is what I originally wrote. but it was too concice, and so i switched to the other prompt.

A lot of people think I'm part Asian. That would make sense because I like a lot of Asian culture, and I study Japanese. Plus, I look Asian in all my baby pictures. But I'm not Asian, I'm American.
Seems like a strange response, doesn't it. When prompted, most people would say black, or white or Asian; maybe they would be more specific and say French and German, or Korean and Mexican. But I don't say that, I tell people I'm an American, because that's what I am.
"American?" people respond in shock when I answer about my ethnicity. Both sides of my family can be traced back to before the revolutionary war, why shouldn't I be called an American? During the past several hundred years my ancestors have been Scottish, Spanish, Irish, Germanic, Slovak, French, African, Asian, and Native American. Would it be any more useful to try and list my ethnicity in 128ths? I don't even think it's possible. Besides, is it important to list the specifics of my ancestors when asking about me? The important thing to remember is that my family has lived in this country for around 200 years. I believe that my family has the same right to call themselves ethnic Americans as the Mexicans can call themselves Mexicans, or the south Africans can call themselves south African, and not Dutch.
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Current Music: Darkstalkers
bugg33 on November 28th, 2000 04:24 pm (UTC)
You're asian or whats the deal?
Siner Dsirnerd on November 28th, 2000 04:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Soo....
He's asian. Remember that picture of him when he first got off the boat.
MegaManmegaman on November 28th, 2000 05:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Soo....

bugg33 on November 28th, 2000 11:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Soo....
ahh memories of chris's journey from asia land
**..jiro on November 28th, 2000 04:39 pm (UTC)
aMeRiKaN pRyDe!!!
Yah! we got it chris! hehe, lol. it seems like AP is dying out here at paly, all the AP guys left wehn yu did. Mike is funni.
MegaManmegaman on November 28th, 2000 05:31 pm (UTC)
Essay topic
This was an assignment I tried to write this morning. but it sucked, so I changed it to the japanese jet pack thing. but people were reffuring to it, so I decided to post it. I'm not trying to say anything really.
ex_hisashi700 on November 28th, 2000 07:38 pm (UTC)
man there stuff are bullshits that u guys are talking about. guess what??? is all about cp buddy, CHINESE PRYDE BABY!!!!!!
bugg33 on November 28th, 2000 11:26 pm (UTC)
Re: hahaha
not really
(Anonymous) on November 29th, 2000 11:31 am (UTC)
read my thesis!
you should read my thesis.
you would love it.
(it's pretty related to your
little essay, which, by the way,
i liked. even though you look
about as asian as i do!)

your amazing sister with an MA that
i started working on in TOKYO.
MegaManmegaman on November 29th, 2000 04:05 pm (UTC)
Re: read my thesis!
I didn't know you started it in Tokyo! that's pretty neat.

come visit me.