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Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: December 25, 2017 01:42AM
23andMe reports I have .01% Sub Saharan African DNA. So, do I qualify?

dunno smiley

I absolutely mean no one any offense. At what point can you claim something like this? My dad was 1/32 Blackfoot Indian. Does that make him a First Nation's member? (I'm adopted, so I'm not 1/64th, that I know of.)

Anyway, maybe too much eggnog for me.......



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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: morlock
Date: December 25, 2017 02:00AM
To qualify as Oneida , you need to be 1/4 to get a monthly dividend check. I don't qualify, since I am 1/8 Oneida and 1/8 Menominee. If I go back 1000 years or so, I have Bacon in my blood, thanks to G(x16) Grandfather Ancetal de Bacon, Lord of Baconsthorpe. I guess it's pretty diluted by now, but I'm claiming it!

I say, celebrate whatever you want.
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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: December 25, 2017 02:10AM
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morlock
I say, celebrate whatever you want.

Kwanzaa, in particular. Unity is the first principle and remembering the struggle of your ancestors is an important part of the celebration.

..You do know that it runs for 7 days, right? Dec 26th through January 1st. So, chugging eggnog tonight with a toast to your DNA is not properly observing the holiday.

Also, I would suggest avoiding the traditional clothing outside of your home as without the explanation of your DNA test that might be seen as cultural appropriation.



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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: December 25, 2017 02:12AM
Lord of Bacon(thorpe)!

My dad is a descendant of a Viking raider "Torvald the Lustful" Dad's mom did the geneology the hard way back in the 60s and 70s.
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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: billb
Date: December 25, 2017 02:28AM
I celebrate St. Patrick's and I'm not Irish.
I say go for it and celebrate diversity every way you can. In a good crowd you might learn something.



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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: December 25, 2017 05:18AM
I trace my lineage to Marie Grandin, a "Les Filles du Roi" - daughters of the King - sent by King Louis XIV of France in 1670 to help colonize his possessions in North America. I drink a bottle of French wine to salute her.

My wife has Mayan in her, and while she is fiercely proud of that heritage, to the best of my knowledge she has not ripped a beating heart from anyone recently (though she did steal mine many years ago)

Celebrate as you see fit, as long as you are sincere in your reasons for doing so.



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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: samintx
Date: December 25, 2017 06:53AM
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Onamuji
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morlock
I say, celebrate whatever you want.

Kwanzaa, in particular. Unity is the first principle and remembering the struggle of your ancestors is an important part of the celebration.

..You do know that it runs for 7 days, right? Dec 26th through January 1st. So, chugging eggnog tonight with a toast to your DNA is not properly observing the holiday.

ah, let the boy have his fun. You only get eggnog once a year. There are 6 more nights remaining he can behave...oh, wait. Maybe not...there is N.Y's eve. Darn.
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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: DP
Date: December 25, 2017 07:53AM
Everyone has sub-Saharan African in them! Is it "Lucy" that all humans extant have a DNA chunk of? Sorry, my anthropology is a little hazy this morning... My mother's family came to the New World in the late 1600s. Her ancestors were Quakers escaping the religious persecution in England and settled in Pennsylvania and spread to Maryland where my Mom was born. Havre de Grace, to be exact.

And, another vote for celebrating what you want! I'll toast to that later today!





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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: billb
Date: December 25, 2017 08:00AM
Sure is a great day to celebrate with deranged felons who torture naked women with batons, toasters and running water.
NTTAWWT



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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: wurm
Date: December 25, 2017 08:18AM
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morlock
I have Bacon in my blood

That would be good enough for me!
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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: December 25, 2017 09:29AM
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Ombligo
Celebrate as you see fit, as long as you are sincere in your reasons for doing so.
There’s the sweet spot.

Sincere, genuine interest or curiosity — doesn’t have to even be on some deep, navel gazing level — go for it.

Frat boy ‘hur hur hur.... Look it me! I’m Kwanzaaing!’, well, nobody’s going to stop you, you’ll just look like a prat.
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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 25, 2017 09:59AM
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billb
Sure is a great day to celebrate with deranged felons who torture naked women with batons, toasters and running water.
NTTAWWT


Ron Everett, AKA Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga, is quite the colorful figure!
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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: December 25, 2017 12:05PM
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morlock
If I go back 1000 years or so, I have Bacon in my blood, thanks to G(x16) Grandfather Ancetal de Bacon, Lord of Baconsthorpe. I guess it's pretty diluted by now, but I'm claiming it!

Not much to inherit, the castle is a ruin. A pretty ruin but still a ruin.



It's about 20 miles from me.

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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 25, 2017 12:13PM
....Kevin Bacon.....???



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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: vision63
Date: December 25, 2017 12:18PM
I say "YES YOU CAN"

Habari Gani!
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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 25, 2017 12:26PM
....not in your heart of hearts.....



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Re: Can I celebrate Kwanza?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: December 25, 2017 01:12PM
It's kind of a philosophical question really. Are we who we physically are, or where/how we grew up?
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