Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Where are your ancestors from? [...] Note for a discussion, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United."; via RB on Facebook [JB note: This interesting map seems to represent only the ancestry of "racially" white Americans -- and not African-Americans or Hispanics (although it does cover Mexicans; the "race" of Hispanics, see).  I stand to be corrected ... ]

AMERICANS never seem to call themselves “Americans”; instead, they often say they are Irish, Italian, Scottish, German, etc. Although it is a strange thing for Europeans to hear someone who has never set foot in Germany say they are German, there is some truth to this American habit.
The map below created by Maptitude shows the predominant country of ancestry for regions in the United States. Each flag represents a 100 x 100 mile square area and indeed, there are a lot of German and Irish flags!

Map: Maptitude and [...]

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