Family drama: revealing the truth about my cousin's Native American heritage

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A family feud has erupted after I revealed the truth about my cousin's Native American heritage. Despite years of bullying and insults, I finally snapped and told her that her father wasn't Sioux, but actually Mexican. Now, she and her mother have disowned me and my dad's side of the family. Was I in the wrong for revealing this family secret? The drama continues...

Navigating family drama and Native American identity crisis. 😕

nativeathrowaway | nativeathrowaway

Untangling the complexities of Native American heritage and skin color.

nativeathrowaway | nativeathrowaway

Uncovering the truth about hidden family secrets and heritage 🤫

nativeathrowaway | nativeathrowaway

Resentful cousin resists Native American heritage, causes family drama 🤨

nativeathrowaway | nativeathrowaway

Navigating racism within family dynamics can be challenging and hurtful.

nativeathrowaway | nativeathrowaway

Drama at the door: Cousin refuses to attend family event

nativeathrowaway | nativeathrowaway

Navigating colorism and identity within Native American communities 👥

nativeathrowaway | nativeathrowaway

The truth about my cousin's heritage finally revealed 🤐

nativeathrowaway | nativeathrowaway

Family secrets revealed: My 'honorary Indian' uncle's true heritage 🤫

nativeathrowaway | nativeathrowaway

Sharing family secrets comes with a price. 💔

nativeathrowaway | nativeathrowaway

Navigating identity crisis and family drama over Native American heritage.

nativeathrowaway | nativeathrowaway

Clearing up confusion about my cousin's private racist remarks.

nativeathrowaway | nativeathrowaway

Grateful for insights gained from Reddit community on family drama 🙏

nativeathrowaway | nativeathrowaway

🤔 Revealing family secrets leads to disownment and identity crisis

When OP reveals a family secret about her cousin's Native American heritage, tensions rise and family members disown each other. Despite being lighter-skinned, OP is actually more Native American than her cousin due to an affair in the family. The revelation causes her cousin to have an identity crisis and disown OP and her father's side of the family. This family drama brings up questions about what stories should be kept secret and what the consequences are of revealing them. Read on for reactions and comments on this revealing situation.

NTA for revealing truth about cousin's mistreatment and racism. 🙌

EstateSimilar6099 | EstateSimilar6099

NTA for standing up to stuck-up cousin. Family should have acted sooner.

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Toxic cousin K excluded OP based on genetic characteristics. Karma strikes back! 👊

AdmirableJudgement | AdmirableJudgement

A comment applauding publicly shaming family members. 🤔

fxdls610 | fxdls610

Validating mixed Native identity and condemning gatekeeping with empathy.

Tasty_Research_1869 | Tasty_Research_1869

Being native is about embracing culture, not blood quantum. 💪

sah1920 | sah1920

Gatekeeping a race is dumb. NTA, justice for racism 🚪👋

foofmongerr | foofmongerr

Standing up against bullying and revealing truth, NTA wins hearts ❤️

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Standing up to family pressure and revealing the truth 🤐

IllegalLettuce | IllegalLettuce

Don't listen to K, your connection to your heritage is valid 🙌

GenjisWife | GenjisWife

Standing up to bullies and speaking the truth. 👏

aawgalathynius | aawgalathynius

Family drama and a long-kept secret - ESH, but K got what was coming.

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Revealing family secrets and getting the claws out 😂

Raging_Millenial | Raging_Millenial

Internalized shame and silence, but justice served against abusive cousin.

JCWa50 | JCWa50

Bullying over Native American heritage: ESH but K is the biggest a**hole.

Maleficent_Ad_3958 | Maleficent_Ad_3958

Defending a cousin's Native American heritage against bigotry and racism 🙌

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Family secrets revealed, NTA advises honesty for future generations.

azh88 | azh88

Skin color means nothing, you're linked by blood and culture. ✊

tawnie6879 | tawnie6879

Embracing diverse heritages and standing up against discrimination. ❤️

jeram0722 | jeram0722

Commenter calls out cousin's cultural appropriation, no sympathy here 🤷‍♀️

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Bully removed herself? 😂 NTA wins this one.

jaethegreatone | jaethegreatone

Mexicans are indigenous to North America too 🌎👍

Direct_Candidate_454 | Direct_Candidate_454

Revealing family secrets can have consequences. Navigating family drama 🤷

BDThrills | BDThrills

Not the a**hole. Tell us more, why do you say that?

CinnyToastie | CinnyToastie

How colonialism affects tribal membership. ESH. 🤦

dokdicer | dokdicer

🤔 Is the story exaggerated? No replies to clarify.

1finedame | 1finedame

Defending a half-native sister from racism. 👏

lainmelle | lainmelle

Uncovering truth about cousin's Native American heritage exposes family dysfunction 🤯

Overlord0810 | Overlord0810

Savage comment shuts down drama in one sentence 🤭

throwRA1a2b3c4d1 | throwRA1a2b3c4d1

Standing up for the truth and yourself. 🙌

Quicksilver1964 | Quicksilver1964

NTA: K is off base and the only racist person.

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Uncovering family secrets can be messy 🤔 but sometimes necessary. 👍

Mandarinette | Mandarinette

Uncovering family secrets and identity crisis. Similar stories shared.

ha_look_at_that_nerd | ha_look_at_that_nerd

Don't judge a book by its cover 📚 Native American heritage

geniusintx | geniusintx

Struggles of being mixed race and finding acceptance in your culture 💪

vivikat1317 | vivikat1317

Native American heritage and legalities of blood quantum explained.

fvkatydid | fvkatydid

When family drama heats up 🔥👀

evducky | evducky

Family secrets can be hurtful, but is it our place to share?

kipobaker | kipobaker

Navigating cultural identity and family abuse, OP is NTA 💪🏽

mediocynical | mediocynical

Parents share some of the a-hole title. 🤔

catuprisingsoon | catuprisingsoon

Pride in ancestry turned into bigotry and racism. Let's focus on shared culture instead of 'who's more \% what\%'.

BauranGaruda | BauranGaruda

Commenter finds poetic justice in family drama. 😂

bloodybutunbowed | bloodybutunbowed

When the tables turn 😎 Ultimate Uno Reverse!

Merlin_KilgarrahS565 | Merlin_KilgarrahS565

Settling family scores: Standing up to a gossiping cousin 👊

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Déjà vu? This comment section is a repost too 🤔

galatzio | galatzio

Avoiding self-identity: a wise choice or a lost opportunity?

doobiehunter | doobiehunter

Bad parenting leads to family drama and bullying. 🤷‍♂️

Twasbrillig1 | Twasbrillig1

A cousin's hurtful racist remarks were ignored by family members 😞

DeseretRain | DeseretRain

Uncovering family heritage: the complexities of Native American identity 🧬

Learned_Hand_01 | Learned_Hand_01

Calling out family racism, hoping for acceptance and unity ❤️

ReapOutOfMyMind | ReapOutOfMyMind

Genetics can be unpredictable! 🧬🤔 Commenter supports OP's actions.

Pandalover916 | Pandalover916

Gatekeeping Native American identity leads to ESH conflict.

rograbowska | rograbowska

Calling out bad parenting and racism 👀👎

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Calling out racism and poetic justice in family drama 👏

rosey_cheeks13 | rosey_cheeks13

Race reveal revenge: commenter stands up for truth and justice 👊

solo954 | solo954

Standing up for oneself against racism with NTA judgement 👊

Kvascha | Kvascha

Embrace your culture! NTA for revealing cousin's Native American heritage 🌎

ambient_pulse | ambient_pulse

Standing up for yourself is never a bad thing. 👍

poorladlemonadestand | poorladlemonadestand

Mexican heritage and Native American blood: a cultural lesson 🌎🧐

lacitar | lacitar

Revealing family heritage and identity through DNA testing. 🧬

NoeticSkeptic | NoeticSkeptic

Racist cousin disowns family for Native American heritage. NTA wins.

elena_dc | elena_dc

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