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Why do white Americans of whom a DNA test proves are 100 percent of European decent look nothing like native Europeans? All US born children that have a European born mother look like native Europeans and it should be impossible to tell that they are born in the United States other than the fact they speak English with an American accent, if they have an American father that a DNA test proves are 100 percent of European decent.

The white Americans of European descent do not necessarily marry someone of the same ethnic group. A polish girl will marry an Italian boy. An Irish boy will marry a german girl or a French girl who is probably not 100 per cent French. The USA is one large melting pot. I know some people who have married native American boys or girls. In the current age we have American boys and girls marrying Asian boys and girls. In past ages and even in the USA people married within their own native country peoples. People usually married someone from their same town or village. So it was easy to keep the ethnic groups the same. To this day not everyone likes it when you marry outside your own ethnic group. Before the widespread use of the automobile, you generally married someone who you went to school with or with whom you worked with. The tendency of people to marry people that are in their circle of acquaintenaces is called "propinquity".  I do not know if there is an equivalent dutch word for it but it means we tend to marry people we know from work or school or people who live where we live.

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I have dealt with many young people in a teaching environment as well as in teaching young people at tennis clinics. Since younger people have seen so little of the world their view of the world should not be shaped by the confines of what happens within their family unit. Its natural to be shy about developing relationships outside the home but young people need to know the other person is also probably just as shy as they are. If you havea problem then remember you are in good company. There are no new problems. Someone else has also had the same problem. If you need ideas on how to handle them or some choices to consider feel free to ask. I will answer questions about moral issues and how to handle such issues when they come up in your life. Continue reading about the issue of bullies which can be physical, emotional or sexual as well as bullies who use the internet to spread stories about you. You do not have to be teenager to ask a question here on how to handle this. If you are a pre-teen or tween you may also ask a question here.


I have taught children from 7th through 12th grade. It is all too common for young people to be shy or hesistate because they fear rejection from someone of the opposite sex. You do not have to be a teenager to ask a question here. If you are a pre-teen or "tween" as is commonly used now and are being "bullied" by someone and bullies can be other kids who hit you or as is becoming more common sexual bullying by name calling or spreading stories about you feel free to ask a question about what to do about it. There is also cyber bullying by people who may know you and there can be people who are pretending to be someone they are not who may insult you and try to destroy your self esteem. When you run into people who insult you its best to just block them and delete them or at the very least close down the messenger you are using. If anyone taunts you by calling you names or racial slurs or any slur that involves a persons sexual orientation you need to understand that the person doing that is trying to project their own questions about their own sexual orientation that they are questioning. This may sound complicated and it is. The people who are the most hateful in reality hate themselves and hate what they are desperately trying to convince themselves they are not (for example being gay or lesbian).

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