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    Default Is it easy to have dual unbiased identity?

    What do you think, is it easy, or common, or real to be dual and feel equally connected to both ethnicies? There are some people of dual ethnicity on this forum, and much more in this world, so its like- mass problem
    Obviously it could apply, adapted, to three or four or more ethnicies.
    I am aware its probably difficult question to some people of mixed heritage, questions of identity, loyality etc, especially in case of people whose countries are or have been or were in serious conflict (which considering history, its the case nearly always).
    Some people I heard were saying that they have no identity instead of double, some are happy to have two, some will be closer to one of them. I would exclude private family histories too (eg my father was brazilian and he was horrible cunt so i hate all brazilians).
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    Depends

    It might be depend on the etnicity of the dominant parent

    I suppose it's a similar question that immigrants face about their home and settled countries

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmay View Post
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    It might be depend on the etnicity of the dominant parent

    I suppose it's a similar question that immigrants face about their home and settled countries
    Its very difficult but I would like to exlude private stories, which parent do you like more, assuming that both parents are equally liked. The immigrant syndrome mentioned by you is pretty similar, however not that common, as only applies to people who commit to integrate into new country, but yeah, its pretty similar in a way. btw I once created a potential explanation for immigrants towards people who would ask them 'which country do you like more'
    My answer would be "your motherland is like your mother, your new country is like your wife, you cannot compare it"
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    For people living in e.g. USA it seems to be possible to have dual ethnicities and embracing both. But from my experience here in Europe people with dual ethnities ususally feel connected only to one of them while disregaring the other one.

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    In general, it depends on the situation and which ethnicity the individual feels the most connected to and sometimes which ethnicity the individual looks the most like. It's easy for me to claim both Amhara and Tigray ancestry, even though those two groups aren't always friendly to each other. I think it's easier because our cultures are similar to one another, although the language is different.
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    it depends too on what or who was defining you to you as you grew up and as you matured .
    so was it all based on your looks say by the kids at school defining you to you or say was it your great grandma who explained your funky traits of you to you with ancient stories.
    who explained you to you ?

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    What you're talking about is choosing between your parents' ethnicities. But normally your main identity is going to be the ethnicity of your host culture. The other stuff tends to go into the background, so you might be Italian at home for your grandmother's sake, but when you step out the front door you are Canadian/American like everyone else.

    I would think that the only time identity might be confused is if one of your parents' ethnic groups is ghettoized or segregated within your host culture.

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    well yes
    but still isn't that what you are told you are outside by others and what you are told you are inside of a home?
    I think everyone carries at least these two identities plus one or two cultures .. the outside the house culture and the inside the house cultures. and you can maybe even take to duel beliefs/ religion.
    because really no one has the luxury of not being judged by the outside culture as to what it is they are to do or be or look like or act like.
    so there is always the face worn on the outside and the face worn on the inside where people are committed to each other in deeper ways besides just sharing a flag.

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