Percentages on racial lineage remind me of this…

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1935 Chart from Nazi Germany used to explain the Nuremberg Laws. The Nuremberg Laws of 1935 employed a pseudo-scientific basis for racial discrimination against Jews.

People with four German grandparents (white circles) were of “German blood,” while people were classified as Jews if they were descended from three or more Jewish grandparents (black circles in top row right).

Having one or more Jewish grandparents made someone a Mischling (of mixed blood). The Nazis used the religious observance of a person’s grandparents to determine their race.

I wonder though if Filipinos who actually flaunt the percentages of their racial heritage go to this extent. And if they do, how do they actually do that? How does one actually say I am 60% of this or 35% of that? Do they use the same formula as those used by the Nazis? I wonder…

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  5. petitsirena said: you raise in this post are super interesting, and help me begin to articulate what is so off-putting about this kind of breakdown.
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    Seems like it’s the lack of exact numbers that allows social ascendancy. While I have heard some Filipinos try to claim...
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