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who gets the award for most representing an average
American being 50% white, 25% hispanic, 13% black and
asian. Here's your diversity award Sarah, you're this years
"Most American American".
Contentants would submit their DNA profile, the one that
most closely matches the demographic
of the US wins a
trophy and other prizes donated from companies that
want to show their support of diversity. I would imagine
companies would want to get on board and the prizes
might add up to some good stuff, maybe even cash.
Could obviously do this for any country that has a lot of
different ethnic groups that intermarry. Might have a
of "let's all get along" underlying message.
Alternative naming theory
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||LOL, I knew somebody would read "American" and
auto bone. Santa knows who you are.
||Read the rest of the idea.
||Thank you a1, I was going to just make it generic
for any country but looked at England for instance
it the breakdown of the population is 80 per cent
of the population were white British. Asian
(Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi, other) 'groups'
made up 6.8 per cent of the population; black
groups 3.4 per cent; Chinese groups 0.7 cent,Arab
groups 0.4 per cent and other groups 0.6 per cent.
So you'd have a white person who was 7% Indian for
instance, so basically a white person. Nothing
wrong with that, but not really much point.
||Ought to start a petition to change 'Merica to 'Merita.
||Someone must have canceled Vespucci by now.
||Never understood how that guy got a country
||I'm announcing a new continent, "Remulon" named
after me because I "discovered" it.
||Bifurcate Greenland with a line drawn down
through Canada, the US, Central and South
America. Remulon is everything west of that line.
Everything east isn't named because that would be
||I believe the continent was named after the man, and the country was named after the continent.
||Didn't they consider "Columbia" at one point?
Columbia, poetic name for America.
Freedonia, name briefly used by some people after
Appalachia, proposed name by Washington Irving.
Gringolandia, name used by some Mexicans and
United States Of North America, briefly used in
Usonia, Usona, a term based on the above,
proposed by James Duff Law. Usono, the name for
the United States in Esperanto.
Hesperia ("Land of Evening/Sunset"), as one of the
countries the Romans located beyond the Ocean.
Republic of America, briefly used in the
Amerika, germanized named for America
United Colonies of America, briefly used in the
||In a way we are surprisingly un-diverse. The point
in history where anyone who has any descendants
alive today is an ancestor of *everyone* alive today
is very recent - about 1000 years for just Europe,
and about 5000 years for the whole world
||I think all that picking apart of heritage is just
crap. All of it happens from some sort of
randomness. My Dad who was a first generation
Slovakian descent who met my Mom who was first
generation American of
Italian descent while they were young workers at
Electric plant. They had 2 children.
So I cant ever win that prize
||Besides I have never identified with being
American whatever that means. Both sides of my
cultural heritage kept all their culture in the way
of food ,holidays, speaking etc.
||//Both sides of my cultural heritage kept all their culture in
the way of food ,holidays, speaking etc.//
||Amazing the variation in cultural preservation. Take the
"Italians" of south Philadelphia. Ask them and they're very
proudly "Italian". Except none of them speak Italian, most
pronounce their own names wrong, they recognize about 4
types of cheese and pasta goes with "Red sauce" or "Gravy". At
least they've retained the style and culture... oh, no. Several
levels of organized crime are alive and well, however.
||//Might have a kind of "let's all get along" underlying message.//[-]
I am not of a Philadelphia Italian, and
while all regions of that country have many varying
words, foods, traditions, this is still a derogatory
remark about the mafia. mostly thats all that
small minded people can think about Italians. Im
only defending half of my heritage here.
||Does Sarah Smith speak with a Rockford Illinois
||It's the time of year for it. I shall dispatch a small carol-singing
drone to sing all the verses of Stille Nacht and O Tannenbaum
outside the air vents of [Voice]'s bunker until he relents.
||I have carol-resistant earmuffs. Carol is not happy.
||I read a thing once about trying to do this (with
housewives or something, maybe WW2?). They found
the more "average qualities" you try to pile up, the less
likely you are to find someone that has all of them. I
forget if there was an "optimal maximum" of average
qualities, above which you won't find anyone; I would
suspect it's only 3 or 4.
||In my mind's eye I see three or four WW2 housewives, of average
qualifies, neatly piled up. They look furious.