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I'm a whitey. I don't claim to be German-American or British-American. I was born here and so were my parents and their parents. My paternal great grandfather was born in Germany, my maternal great grandfather was born in England. I don't feel any of that makes me a hyphenated American.
My grandparents of both sides were from Italy.
I consider my self as an American of Italian decent.