Why do Americans move out of their parents’ home once they are an adult?
I come from India, but I live in Germany for the past 8 Years and it was a utter shock for me, when i heard this info for the first time in Germany. Let me give adifferences between both the Asian and Western countries.In Asian Countries, Sons live with their parents till the end of their life with Love and affection to show Respect on them for the service done by them to us since our childhood. when the Adult leaves their parents alone, Society ll talk very bad about their Sons with utter words. It may be due to lack of social ethics and Education etc..In the Western Countries, It is a normal sign whereas the Adults will move away form Home once they are 18 and wanted to expereince many different things. It has GOOD and BADGOOD: Adults learn things very effectively on their own,Adults dont depend on others for the rest of Life,Adults can take Decisions in a effective way,Adults learn extra skills to better themself, Adults can learn form their own MistakesBAD:Adults can get spoilt by drugs, when there is no one to controlAdults can get depressed due to lonelinessWhen it comes to Career, Education etc., Adults must leave anyway their parents and live on their own. There is no choice for it
If both my parents are Mexican Americans and I was born in the US, what’s my race?
Your race is not reliant upon where you were born. Do not confuse nationality, ethnicity, and race. I suspect you are actually wondering about your ethnicity, but as to address the question as thoroughly as possible, I will address all three.-By definition, nationality is:the status of belonging to a particular nation.an ethnic group forming part of one or more political nationsIf if you were born in the United States, then you are an American citizen. Assuming you were raised and still live there, then your nationality (based on the first definition) is American. That being said, nationality is not quite as clearly defined as other classifications, and if you were born in the USA but later moved to Mexico and lived most of your life there, you might identify as Mexican.-Ethnicity deals more with what you are likely meaning to ask- cultural identity and heritage. By definition, it is:the fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition.You can identify with multiple ethnicities though you only have one race. If your parents are Mexican-Americans, then you would likely be classified as “Hispanic or Latino origin” but might also be something else, if for instance your parents are from Mexico but descended from another region.-Finally, as to directly answer your question, race is:any one of the groups that human beings can be divided into based on shared distinctive physical traitsa group of individuals who share a common culture or historya major group of living things the human raceRace is typically considered to be either black or white. Though some censuses further subdivide these categories (into American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White), many argue that these actually address ethnicity, not race. I cannot determine your race from the details provided in your question.-tl;dr: You are most likely a Hispanic/Latino American but I do not know your race.
I'm a Greek born in America my parents are both Greek and were born in America does that make me American?
Hey there Michelle,I hate to brake this to you in an age of social sensitivity but you never were a Greek and neither are your parents, anymore than I am a Mexican (1/2). You are a ________________( fill in the State you were born in) and an American. You have a Greek heritage and with it maybe some of the cool Greek culture. But, please make no mistake, You from “name the State” and you are now a Californian. Next, you are an American. As a country, Americans tend to be Patriotic rather than Nationalistic.In the US, all people born, or naturalized, have dual a citizenship. We are citizens of the State we live in, and of the US. States share sovereignty with the Federal Republic of the USA.This political hyphenated stuff is a bit silly and will not last. Groups that want to stay divided from the whole will do that anyway. How many Germans in America have you met? Per Census.gov the country is ~14% of them (the biggest single “group.” Yet, I haven’t met a hyphenated German (except at an Oktoberfest) in all my years here and there, around and about. People are interested which State I’m from, but my genes seem to be unimportant (until Taco Tuesday or whenever).That the question even comes up is a bit sad, but in this age of self and societal induced identity crises it shouldn’t be unexpected.In any event you are __________(State) American who can be as Greek as she wants, any hours of the day, or day of the week. That’s Freedom; take a deep drink of it every chance you get.Ciao.Footnotes http://The Constitution: Amendme... http://www.heritage.org/constitu... American FactFinder - Results
If my parents are both Colombian and I am American, would I be an American or a Colombian?
Your nationality is American. Your heritage is Colombian. You can identify any way you want. Most Americans have heritage from somewhere else- some in recent past, and some in the far past. People often ask about your heritage because it's interesting to talk about.
If both my parents were born in India but I was born in America...?
If both my parents were born in India but I was born in America what percent American am I and what percent am I Indian. And if I were to marry: A) an Indian from India B.) an American with Indian parents C.) a British guy who has Indian parents from india. (sorry if this offends any one. My parents already told me imam have a arranged marriage and when every Indians do it's usually to people of the same race.) What percent would my children b.
How do American parents respond when kids say "you are not the boss of me"?
At the end of the day you are the boss of your kids. They are utterly dependent on you for support and survival. If you want to, you can leverage this power and force them to do pretty much whatever you want.I think that's pretty dumb though.What the kid is basically saying is "I'm feeling disrespected and like my feelings and desires aren't being taken into consideration." How would you feel if you felt that way? How would you want the person to respond? If they said "Yes I am, now do what you're told," how will you react in the future? You'll probably become passive aggressive. You'll probably want to rebel. You'll probably grow to resent them.How about if they responded with "OK, what would you like to do?" You'd probably appreciate their consideration for your feelings. That doesn't mean you, as the parent, necessarily do exactly what the kid wants, but negotiation would be good. You can set boundaries and let them know what's reasonable without accommodating the unreasonable.People aren't really that complicated, especially kids. They are walked over, ignored, ordered around, considered lesser humans, and generally treated in ways that if an adult were treated, would be a national emergency with endless protests and lawsuits. If you just defy that norm and treat them with a modicum of respect, they open up to you and love you like no one else. They just want to know you give a shit about how they feel. Once they know that, they'll tend to be a lot more open to what you think they should do. I think that's a far better way to persuade someone than threats of punishment and appeals to authority.
If my grandfather was an American Citizen, and non of my parents are citizens, can this help me to obtain citizenship or residency?
Regrettably, no. Even if your grandfather was alive, he could not petition for you as an alien relative. It would have to be one of your biological parents if either is a U.S. citizen (non-adoptive parents if you were adopted at 16 or older, or stepparent if they married one your other parent after you turned 18 years old).The only other possibility is if you have a sibling (brother/sister) who are U.S. citizens. If that is the case, your sibling may do this through form I-130 “Petition for Alien Relative”.Best of luck,Hugo
If both parents are half native american and half white what percent native american is the child?
thanks violet i was trying to figure it out with quarters. i was like "ok four for my grandpa four for my grandma and if you take half of theres then you get........" lol and thats only assuming if my grandparents really were a quarter. time to start working on my dads side of the family.....
If both my parents were born in Trinidad and I was born in America...?
Your answer is in your closing of another answer and I quote "Born An Raise In TNT". Would "TNT" stand for Trinidad and Tobago? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;... So unless it was a lie when you closed or if the lie is now, the correct answer to your question (by the information you give) is known only by you. To me, from what I see about you, your nationality is unimportant and irrelevant when you do not speak truthfully about yourself to begin with. ....."I've been living in America 5 yrs now and this the first time it happen, I think it's because all the other times I just pulled it back but I don't know.."..... http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;... What surprises me is that President Roosevelt's, ....."But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but is something else also, isn't an American at all."..... is not all over this page. I guess if an argument did not work the first time why chance a second round.
If you are black or African American (or not), did your parents ever tell you that you have to work twice as hard to get ahead?
Yes. I grew up in a “Lilly white” neighborhood in the Midwest. My parents were considered upper middle class, so I was afforded many of the extras that most Blacks and many less affluent Whites had. I had the luxury of two highly educated parents, foreign travel and socially aware parents.My parents reminded me that while they have done what they could to give me the advantages of their education, economic and social class, they could not change the way the world will view me. It's just that many people are raised with ideas about Blacks based on stereotypes and hatred. They can not see past the work you have put into yourself that have made you a smart, capable and like able person.So I was reminded that there was a separate set of rules that apply to me. That meant, I didn’t have the luxury of experimenting with drugs and alcohol like my White peers. Many of my peers went through that period under the radar and grew into conservative adults. On the other side of the tracks, Black teens that experiment never reach adulthood without escaping a police record. They are profiled and scrutinized at every turn.Living in an affluent neighborhood, there were plenty of jobs if you were White. If you were a Black teen, it was extremely hard to get a job. You could fill out the application, but it was less likely that you would get called back.Also, once I went to college, I studied engineering. It wasn’t what I really wanted to do in life, but it was a field that was in high demand. I was told that I didn’t have the luxury of a “soft “ major because I would have a tougher time finding a job when I graduated. So, 35 years ago, my parents gave me a choice of STEM.