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Subject:  Re: OT: Reparations Date:  6/5/2001  11:53 AM
Author:  LLNunn Number:  40979 of 875689

However, I'm wondering if the difference in color of skin between the
Japanese and the Germans falls short of the explanation why some were
rounded up and some werent?

I think it has everything to do with outward appearances. It is pretty tough to say
you are not Japanese, but a person of German ancestory could claim he were
Swiss or Finnish, etc.

Perhaps the only European group (by national origin) that has given us more ancestors than the Germans are the English. I have read somewhere that about 1 out of every 6 US citizens can claim German ancestry. Try rounding up that many folks! Counting them would be a little tricky though since a lot of our "German" progenitors came over before the modern German nation state came into existence. What are these labels anyway? Language, national origin, ethnicity... things get pretty mixed up here in our melting pot...
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