Is it bad if I call myself White?
I am 70% White, the rest is Indigenous American.
Should I call myself White or Mixed?
I look White to most people, but my eyes are almond shaped.
- marys.mommaLv 71 month ago
If you go back far enough, it's quite possible that all humans have some DNA traits that aren't "typical" of the race with which they identify themselves.
Perhaps humanity divided itself into groups that looked similar because they lived in small communities, rarely traveled, and became somewhat inbred. Read some science fiction about future societies where everyone looks pretty much the same because of extensive racial mixing. I'm sure that would make a lot of people think. I'm surprised you call yourself "70% white". Don't ancestries divide by halves, quarters, eighths, and so on? If you have three white grandparents and one Indigenous American one, wouldn't that make you 75% white? I'll admit, if there were more complex relationships further back, 70% might come closer to your situation. Anyway, you can certainly refer to yourself as White. If and when it comes time to have children, you can talk it over with your spouse.
- EdnaLv 71 month ago
Genetically, you're 70% white; so, if you want to call yourself anything, call yourself Caucasian (the "white" race). That's what you are and probably what you look like. Your 30% Indigenous American genes aren't enough for you to call yourself 'mixed".
- LiverGirl98Lv 71 month ago
Ultimately, you identify with what is comfortable for you. There is no one golden rule to follow, listen to your intuition and move forward in a way that makes sense for you.
- 1 month ago
Feel free to call yourself whatever you want.
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- PearlLv 71 month ago
thats up to you
- linkus86Lv 71 month ago
I think you should call yourself human and leave the determination of your race up to the racists
- FoofaLv 71 month ago
Call yourself whatever you like. But almond shaped eyes aren't a specifically non white trait. Apparently you've never been to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, et al.
- ?Lv 51 month ago
It is okay to self-identify as white, since you've stated that you appear white to most people.
- Anonymous1 month ago
no , because you are mainly white and if your skin colour is then yeah