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    British
    66
    41.77%
    Asian
    25
    15.82%
    Both
    50
    31.65%
    Undecided
    10
    6.33%
    None
    7
    4.43%

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    It's honestly 50:50

    Some days I feel I belong to both, other days to neither. :lol:
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    Which is exactly why i dont embrace it. i dont conform
    I think you misunderstand.

    You cannot change the fact that you are of Pakistani heritage.

    It is simply a matter of fact and is part of your identity.

    However, it implies no more than the fact that you are a person with an ancestry from Pakistan.

    Just because you have Pakistani heritage doesnot imply you hold a certain set of values or behaviors.

    You are simply a (I'm guessing) British person with Pakistani heritage.

    It is nothing to hide away from.

    It has nothing to do with conformity.
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    pakistani

    Most people dont realize, especially when im clean shaven.
    Wait what :eek:
    You're not pakistani, what, hell no, you don't look asian or pakistani at all!
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    Btw your avatar doesnt look indian!! haha
    I get that a lot. I think look Indian; Indians are very diverse and people just assume all Indians have similar features
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    (Original post by drowzee)
    I get that a lot. I think look Indian; Indians are very diverse and people just assume all Indians have similar features
    guilty
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    (Original post by Reachin4TheStars)
    Wait what :eek:
    You're not pakistani, what, hell no, you don't look asian or pakistani at all!
    I'm olive skinned rather than straight up brown I suppose
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    I'm olive skinned rather than straight up brown I suppose
    dayummmmmmm that was a bombshell mate
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    i feel more asian


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    im proud of it tho
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    (Original post by TSRAI)
    Thats awesome bro!
    Thanks man. where you originally from?
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    I will always be more British than Asian. I guess growing up I hated being Pakistani and resented it so much and having been surrounded by white people all my life, I didn't know much about my culture and wished I was white. However as I grew up, I acknowledged my culture and I do appreciate my Asian culture. I don't agree with the customs and traditions but I don't hate being of Pakistani descent.
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    Asian by far.
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    (Original post by Zezo)
    For me I feel more 'British' then I do Asian, but then again I feel like I'm neither and just myself sometimes. I only follow Asian culture sometimes cause I was born in an Asian area and was raised around Asian culture but other then that I couldn't really care too much about it, I do enjoy living in Britain though, not trying to be a coconut or what not but honestly this is my home now I guess.
    Like asking a Welsh is he Welsh or
    British, Scot Scottish or British...Irish an Irish or British...

    :hmmm:

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    In Britain I am Indian.
    In India I am British.
    So I don't really know.
    :confused:
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    Brown by genes, British by culture I suppose.
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    There's a reason we're called "British Asian" - because we're both British AND Asian at the same time. I don't identify with one more than the other, and why should I? Even though I'm extremely desi (more than a lot of my friends), I feel like I am part of British culture because of my upbringing, as opposed to Pakistani. I was not born in Pakistan, nor have I ever lived there. All the desi things I enjoy are what I have discovered here in the UK, nowhere else.
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    Is it imperative to choose? who says you can't be both?
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    I'm happy with being both Pakistani and British. But, I wouldn't go live in Pakistan.

    (Original post by hezzlington)
    pakistani

    Most people dont realize, especially when im clean shaven.
    I thought you were joking the last time you said it on another thread. :shock: If you don't mind me asking, are both your parents Pakistani or ?
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    (Original post by Saba XD)
    I'm happy with being both Pakistani and British. But, I wouldn't go live in Pakistan.



    I thought you were joking the last time you said it on another thread. :shock: If you don't mind me asking, are both your parents Pakistani or ?
    Mother is pakistani father is white
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    Mother is pakistani father is white
    Ahhhh, hence, you don't look Desi.
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    Never mind Asians, ask British muslims why they feel more of - British or Muslim!
 
 
 
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