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04-22-2013, 10:08 AM
Join Date: Dec 2010
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I was just about to make a similar post before I saw yours.
Genetics isn't completely irrelevant, but it is only a minor factor in defining an ethnic group. Two people sharing chromosomes is pretty irrelevant if they speak different languages, observe a different religion and hold different cultural values.
In Canada, the US, etc., you have people whose chromosomal roots are in Uganda, Scotland, and everywhere else. Customarily, Americans whose ancestral roots are in Uganda are referred to as "Americans," because ethnicity (Ugandan) is trumped by language and culture. Ethnically, they are called "African-American," which distinguishes them from "Caucasians."
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