I missed that one, Dutch, Puerto Rican, Scotch-Irish, and French Canadian. I was actually going to make this quiz myself and several others related to the census... lots of interesting information there. Never got around to it apart from doing an updated and expanded version of the immigrants quiz. Good quiz!
American does not make sense, because your ancestry is either from native americans of from people that immigrated to america (or obviously a mix)
European sort of makes sense, because I think many know that their ancestors cames from europe, but are not sure from which country exactly. Though If I would make this list I am not sure I would include it. and just have a "not sure" option or something. Or keep it general. Africa-asia-europe-south america. Because I get people saying europe but it is not consistent at all to have it as an answer.
Kalbahamut, I give history lessons for a living- five of them of a day, five days a week to honors and AP high school students. We can disagree, but unless you're a PhD with a position at a university, a little humility would be appreciated.
Just had another conversation today with the taxi driver here in Skopje. He asked where I was from. I said "the US." He said what? I said "USA." He's like huh? I said "the states. The United States." He's all "come again?" I said "I'm American. From America." Him finally: "oooooh! America!"
If you take it for granted that any "people" around today have always been around, or their ancestors always thought of themselves in the same way, or that some ancient term designating a group of people, co-opted by a modern nation-state, has always meant the same thing and referred to the same group of people, or that nationalism or race are anything other than a lie... you're ignorant of history. Full stop.
Americans are as much a people as any other, with their own creation myths.
"American" is the correct term for someone from the USA. What else would it be? "united statesian?"
I remember hearing somewhere that one year the census asked people if they were "Central American" or "South American." Enough Midwesterners and Southerners misinterpreted the question that they completely skewed the data.
*shakes head* --- anyway, it was a fun quiz
In fact outside of some parts of Africa all humans in any place are immigrants.
of Babel, so our hues adapted to the countries/weather we migrated to.
I took english as british and not as from england. My bad, so scottish and welsh makes sense
but the source made a mess with quite a few of the others! Perhaps leaving the swiss example out of the description? found it unneeded to start with, but in hindsight it actually steers you in the wrong direction that it is just countries we are looking for
But I applaud the braveness of putting this out here, standing here with a target painted on haha