(Closed) Just for fun – If you could be another ethnicity, which would it be?

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Post # 3
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m white (scottish, german, welsh, and bohemian). I’ve always wished that my family was more closely tied to an actual culture rather than being so far removed. I’m sure the “grass is always greener” but I always tend to think that darker skinned women are really beautiful and i always wanted to be Princess Jasmine when I was little so I guess I’d say if I could try out another ethnicity it would be somewhere in the Mediterranean/middle eastern/indian realm. 

Post # 4
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think I would choose an ethnicity with an amazing food culture. I’m Chinese and I do NOT like Chinese food! And I had to eat it all the time, which only made me hate it more. I loooove Italian, Greek, and Indian food, so maybe one of those ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
1510 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m fair with blonde hair and blue eyes – classic Nordic looks.  Sometimes I wish I was part South American or something.  I have a friend who has dark olive skin, blue eyes, and this amazing dark brown hair. She has such a beautiful and unique look to her!  I wish I had that look at times.

Post # 7
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would choose an ethnic background that gave me thick dark hair, most definitely, but let me keep my green eyes ๐Ÿ˜‰ .  I have baby fine “white girl” hair and I hate it.  I am your average American “mutt” but primarily Scottish, Irish, and German.   Pale, green eyes, skin tends towards pink.  I live in an area with a high Hispanic population and I have grown up being jealous of my friends with their thick dark hair.  My FIs hair is raven black and shiny (she is Mexican/white) and I am sooo envious!

Okay I’m not totally hair obessed, really! 

Honestly I would like to have a cultural identification along with this dark hair that I lust after, so I would be happy to choose any background that is known for large families, strong family ties and keeping cultural traditions alive.  Not to get off on a tangent, but I feel very disconnected from my cultural heritage, you know?  I have Irish and Scottish ancestors that are just as recent in the family line (and were immigrants to this country) as my friends ancestors who were Mexican ..but they strongly ID as Mexican and have all of these traditions and yet it’s not the same for me. I grew up with a “tiny” family.  Just me, mom, my brother… and so many of my friends and peers here have such large families.  Even my Fiance, who was raised an only child, “discovered” her extended family (the Mexican side) as an adult and they instantly embraced her as ‘one of their own’.  Yeah I am jealous!

Sorry, not trying to detrail anything!


Post # 8
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m a mix, Italian, Irish, Native, and English. I want to be every thing! Seriously I have written and rewritten this post a million times, each time saying how much I would love to be this or that, so I think I’d like to spend a day being every different ethnicity.

Post # 9
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m white (Scottish and Canadian) and I have fine blonde hair with blue eyes. If I had to choose just ONE ethnicity (since I’d love to be anything other than what I am now), I think that I would have to choose African-American. I have always loved the confidence, the family structure (not saying that I don’t have an amazing one already!) and the way Black women speak. 

Post # 10
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

i am italian and serbian. I have olive skin with brown hair and eyes. But I always wanted to be Greek. I don’t know why. Even though Greek and Italian are very similar, I always said to myself if I could switch my 1 quarter serbian with another ethinicity, it would be Greek! Oopa! (to all of you Greek bees, I know I spelled that wrong!)

Post # 11
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I’m German and Russian but I’d love to be Asian, bc I love love love little asian babies!!! 

Post # 12
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My family has been in the US long enough that we have a little bit of all the caucasian nations in us. It would be neat to claim that I was just one thing, haha. My fiance’s family immigrated more recently, so he can say he’s German and Czech. Saying I’m English-German-ScotchIrish-French-Dutch doesn’t exactly have the same ring to it…

Post # 13
432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

 Italian. My initial thought was Native American Indian because I almost look that way anyway..but culturally I think Italian would be fun. I’d love to be dark and exotic and I bet their lifestyle is really fun! I LOVED every place I went in Italy!

Post # 14
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Unfortunately, I’ve wished pretty much all my life that I could be a different race. I’m a Korean adoptee raised by white parents in a community that is pretty much 50 percent white/50 percent black. I never knew Asian people growing up, never had any Asian role models, teachers, friends, or saw Asians on TV. I definitely have always identified with white culture (due to how I was raised) and always hated my almond shaped eyes and cheekbones. I hated how different I looked and always felt like a freak.

Anyway, now I’m just learning to be me and accept myself for who I am and enjoy my culture. It’s pathetic, but I’m a Korean who hasn’t had Korean food before…Still getting there. 

Post # 15
52 posts
Worker bee

i am such a white girl! dark hair green eyes..but white (unless i totally bake in the sun)

i would love to be brazilian or something like that. maybe even american indian?

Post # 16
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hmm, it isn’t really a different “ethnicity” but I always swore I was supposed to have been British and grow up in the UK. After my parents got transferred to London it only affirmed my belief that I was born in the wrong country. lol.

If we’re talking ethnic change though…. I would have to go with Hawaiian ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s rare, it’s gorgeous, and I would get to live somewhere amazing…

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