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lil'diva
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Is a person mixed race if they're half Japanese and half Vietnamese or is mixed-race just referring to people who are from at least 2 different colours??
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I think it's two different colours. If my dad was Scottish and my mum English, I wouldn't class myself as mixed race.
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I am mixed. Half English, half Chinese.
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(Original post by OllyThePhilosopher)
I think it's two different colours. If my dad was Scottish and my mum English, I wouldn't class myself as mixed race.
thats what i would say, but i do knw people who would class half Japanese and half Vietnamese as mixed
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the clue is in the title, mixed RACE. It all deends on what you actually class as a race. If I was half english half scottish then technically in my opinion I would be mixed race, because english is a race as is scottish, however, they are both brittish. So not really much of a mix. It really is down to the person and what they believe to be as a race.
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English and Scottish aren't races...
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'Mixed race' is an arbitary definition anyway, there is a clear noticable difference between Japanese and Vietnamese so I don't think it would be incorrect to call someone who is half Japanese and half Vietnamese mixed race.
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(Original post by Aksan)
English and Scottish aren't races...
Nor are Vietnamese or Japanese if you want to get pedantic.
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Nor are Vietnamese or Japanese if you want to get pedantic.
Yeah, I wouldn't call that mixed race either. Although it does become harder to draw the line.
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Yeah, I wouldn't call that mixed race either.
Why not?
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They're both part of the Far East/southeast Asia region.
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(Original post by Ruthie!)
the clue is in the title, mixed RACE. It all deends on what you actually class as a race. If I was half english half scottish then technically in my opinion I would be mixed race, because english is a race as is scottish, however, they are both brittish. So not really much of a mix. It really is down to the person and what they believe to be as a race.
Being English and Scottish does not make you mixed race. Race is defined as the ethnic background of an individual. In demographics, race refers to black, Chinese, Indian, Caucasian etc. So no, you would be a pure Caucasian (i assume?).

I am of mixed race because my mother is Chinese, and my father is Caucasian.
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(Original post by Aksan)
They're both part of the Far East/southeast Asia region.
but each country has its own culture and values- e.g. language, religion, food.
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Yes I am half Persian half English... what's your point?

Interesting fact: I didn't know half-caste was an insult.
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Then again, you would probably count a half british and half french as mixed, and they are both white.
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(Original post by IcEmAn911)
but each country has its own culture and values- e.g. language, religion, food.
Doesn't mean they belong to different races.
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Yes I am half Persian half English... what's your point?

Interesting fact: I didn't know half-caste was an insult.
It's politically incorrect. It's like saying when Mozart played piano and produced a masterpiece with half white keys and half black keys it would only be half a masterpiece.
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hey people would you class some whos half jamican(in the Caribean) and half nigerian(In africa) mix race.
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(Original post by yosrush)
Then again, you would probably count a half british and half french as mixed, and they are both white.
But not mixed race. Look at the title.
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hey people would you class some whos half jamican(in the Caribean) and half nigerian(In africa) mix race.
Yes.
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