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got me thinking about ancestry/identity again...according to the older people in my family, I'm a combination of nordic/germanic/polish/scotch/irish, i don't have any other evidence for any other words i would add to this list. It sort of does make sense to think of myself as "an indigenous american" because my family lineage pretty much just goes back to the 18th century, but it doesn't make any sense (and i would never say it in a serious way) that i'm indigenous, because that generally refers to americans who were here before the europeans...

now the "redneck" thing again...I do think of myself as a little bit of a redneck since I'm from west virginia, but strictly speaking that word describes white farmers...

whatever, i am nothing, i am everything. My family has done some bad things but the one's i'm more familiar with are in the recent history, and i certainly want to reverse those masochistic/abusive behaviors...