How Origins Do Not Add Up

The United States is primary a country of immigration. Every US citizen is descended from somewhere. Consider this tab;e, which shows the breakdown of the US population by origin.


Origin Percentage
Native American 1.6
Irish 9.7
British 62
German 16
Italian 6
Mexican 11.3
Chinese 1.5
African 12


These percentages add up to more than 100. This because the offspring of parents of different ethnicities nay claim to be descended from both races.

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