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Oct 24, 2013 12:24 PM

So what's the average Chowhound's Race / Ethnicity?

Before anybody thinks I'm trying to stir some kind of pot let me reference this link to a post on the Food News and Media board;

After reading this it just got me thinking......are the majority of contributors here on Chow Asian as this thread indicates? Honestly, I was surprised already to see how many posters in that thread stated they were Asian, not that it matters in any way, I've seen many threads about our weight, age, profession etc. I just figured after reading that thread it would be an interesting experiment to test that theory here in our own back yard.

I'll start;

White male Italian & English heritage

(I did a quick search using the terms race and ethnicity and didn't see any threads of this nature, if it has been done before my apologies)

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    1. re: linguafood

      Ditto, although I'm American-born. At least 90% of my ancestry is German and NO ONE is surprised when I say so. I wear my Valkyrie looks with pride. :)

          1. re: linguafood

            I grew up on the stuff myself. As to my heritage I'd say half kraut, a quarter goulash and a quarter haggis.

          2. White female and for heritage my Mom always told me I was Irish/French/German/Swedish/Dutch, meaning nobody really knows.

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            1. re: SaraAshley

              Here I thought that I was a real UN-baby, but you have me, by at least one country. Now, I feel inferior.


              1. re: Bill Hunt

       I said, nobody really knows. I might only be one, or none of those things. Don't be defeated yet!

            2. Before you start, can we clarify one thing? The definition of "Asian"? The reason is that the term is often refer to East Asians like Chinese and Japanese in US, while the term is usually refer to South Asian, like Indians and Pakistans in Europe.

              Or do you want to include both?

              Sorry, but I thought it will be important set the definition first. Thanks.

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              1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                CK to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure, that's why I posted Race/Ethnicity to kind of leave it open. Also why I guess my "race" is white, I also added being Italian & English.

                I say just go with the flow and describe how you identify yourself, I don't think there are any wrong answers here.

                **Edit, actually I guess the true question would have to be answered by Monica, since it's her post that motivated mine.

                1. re: jrvedivici

                  <**Edit, actually I guess the true question would have to be answered by Monica, since it's her post that motivated mine.>

                  Wow, you are good. :)

                2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                  I work at a busy surgeon's office in Boston. We are now being mandated by the Federal Government to ask "race, ethnicity and language". Under that mandate, the Asian race umbrella includes Indians and Pakistans. :)

                  I don't know if that is what the op's inquiry is in this post though.


                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                      Killer whale? You EAT baby seals???? <sob> '-)

                      1. re: Caroline1

                        Ha ha ha. Not Orca. Orc. I belong to a proud shamanic tribe. The Horde is strong.

                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                          May the Hord be with you! '-)

                          Also The Herd, but that may be too much barking up The Golden Bough! <double '-)>

                      2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                        My ancestors are Welsh, from Wales...
                        When I was little, I'd tell my friends I was part whale :)

                        1. re: OhioHound

                          that's so cute! and I am sure your friends believed it...just like when my husband told my 5 yr daughter that he met Peter Pan when he was a little boy. so cute.

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