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Please leave some suggestions below on how this site could be improved. Any ideas/criticisms are welcome.

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  1. mycarf123123 says:

    We haven’t seen yet profiles for Brad Garrett, Chuck Lorre, Lorne Michaels, Jenette Goldstein, Maude Apatow, Mimi Rogers, Mira Furlan, Samuel Barnett…

  2. littlestar775 says:

    can someone add Danna Paola, Mina El Hammani, Arón Piper

  3. No Name says:

    Can someone please add Lauren Tsai (actress, model, artist)?

  4. jackson9 says:

    I have come to the conclusion that the new members advocating that Ashkenazi Jews are Middle Eastern indeed need to be heard. I have long been saying that Jews are the children of Israel, a nation, a people. This attached article explains how Linda Sarsour, Rashida Tlaib, and MANY others are trying to distance Ashkenazi Jews from their ancestral homeland. They say Ashkenazi Jews are a “European colonial project” when in reality Zionism is indigenous people returning to their ancestral homeland. I say we add the Middle Eastern to the ethnic Jewish pages for sensitivity and accuracy. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/ashkenazi-jews-are-middle-eastern/

    • passingtime85 says:

      Seems like overkill to add geographic location/origin to all those profiles that go 421 pages deep. Especially since it’s only a concern for a handful of users. If people want to look into the history of Jewish diaspora, the internet is available.

      I just hope this wave of new commentators isn’t a death knell for this site. I can imagine some unsatisfied user contacting the ADL and/or WordPress gets notified and then Ethnicelebs gets shut down for perceived permission and/or advocacy of antisemitism.

      Hopefully that’s merely a paranoid, worst case scenario that isn’t going to occur.

      The majority of people profiled on the site are American. Most, if not all, of those are from families that are from different continents than North America, even First Nation Americans are originally from Asia. Should European, Asian, South American, African tags be added to every profile that needs them respectively, for hyper accuracy sake? Should every person that has familial origins in the mid-east also be tagged as Asian or West Asian? Should every single profile have the African tag?

      If that’s not accurate enough of an analogy or is false equivalence, what people with African American tagged in their profiles? They are a relocated people, with an admixture of European genetics averaging 18-20%. Should 90+% of those profiles be labeled West African and European. I used a high ball park figure because almost all African Americans profiled are descendants of the individuals victimized by the Atlantic slave trade, probably less than 10% profiled are recent immigrants from Africa and/or from East African nations.

      Doesn’t it all seem a bit excessive?

      • jackson9 says:

        I don’t see how showing the full story of African Americans, Jews, whether it be Ashkenazi/Sephardic/Mizrahi etc., or any other group of people is being excessive. I have never threatened to call the ADL or word press on the creators of this website because I know they are great people so enough of your accusations. The feedback is for throwing ideas out there and I have suggested in the past the idea of celebrities having recent ancestry profiles and distant profiles for those interested (against just an idea). If you don’t like it that’s okay I understand the disagreement.

        • passingtime85 says:

          I wasn’t accusing you, I just imagined some random unsatisfied user. You’ve been cool. I just don’t like the suggestion, it seems unnecessary. Not my call, but I felt my comment was warranted.

          Let Ethnic and Follers tell the tale of the human experience in as many tags as it takes, or let the tags stay as they are, and everyone can just google the origin of humanity.

          • jackson9 says:

            I didn’t read your comment carefully @passingtime you’re right it wasn’t an accusation, my fault for saying it was. I respect our difference of opinion sincerely. I’m just going to end with the idea that I occasionally see a correction and a comment that says “gee isn’t that too distant or too far back” usually referring to Native American but not always. My suggestion would be to add two sections of a profile or add it somewhere for those who care about the smaller than 1/1024 fraction. If Follers and Ethnic don’t care for the extra trivia I respect that, wanted to put that idea out there. Your responses are always warranted btw. You’re very respectful and I have no problem with you explaining your problems with my ideas.

          • jackson9 says:

            @Passingtim85, it seems like my other comment is being blocked for whatever reason? Just want to say I didn’t read your comment carefully, you’re right you didn’t make any accusations, my fault. and your comments are always warranted I always respect our productive dialogue :-)

          • passingtime85 says:

            It’s all good bearboy/jackson9, I make mistakes as well.

    • Aiden says:

      I agree with you, Jackson

    • mycarf123123 says:

      Ashkenazi Jews are Middle Eastern? Well, you can say the same about Sephardi Jews just as well.

      >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_studies_on_Jews#Paternal_lineage,_Y_chromosome

  5. jackson9 says:

    Can someone please confirm or add Moses Malone, Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez.

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