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Are you proud of your ethnicity and heritage, to the point where you attend events specifically for your background, and research your heritage?


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14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/6/07 - 9:24:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm proud of my ethnicity and heritage, but definitely not to that point.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/6/07 - 9:24:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I'm not that proud..
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/6/07 - 9:26:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know anything about mine other than I'm a white American. My parents don't know either. So...sure.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/6/07 - 9:34:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Events? Does the renaissance festival count? People of my background lived through that period! Does that count? I only went once and it was mostly just people selling stuff. But I want to go back and get a costume!

I do like to read about the countries that my ancestors were from and the time periods they lived through, though.

I don't know if I'd use the word "proud", but I'm interested in my heritage.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/6/07 - 9:37:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Eh, I've gone to a few events related to my various ancestries, but not many. I am interested in learning about my ancestors and about the countries they lived in, etc.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/6/07 - 9:58:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
I find my heritage interesting, but it, like my country, is not really a source of pride or shame. Just a fact that describes me, like the color of my hair or eyes.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/6/07 - 10:01:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/6/2007 9:58:05 PM lonewolf3882 wrote:
I find my heritage interesting, but it, like my country, is not really a source of pride or shame. Just a fact that describes me, like the color of my hair or eyes.

Me too

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/7/07 - 7:04:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, To me it's just who I am.. I shouldn't have to do research to be part of my own heritage. Or at least feel sorta proud.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/7/07 - 7:06:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Eh, not really. My heritage is way too common for me to get a kick out of bringing it up or making a deal of it.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 10/9/07 - 12:08:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm proud of my ethnicity. I even majored in it in college.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/10/07 - 2:24:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've never done that before
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/10/07 - 9:30:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/6/2007 9:58:05 PM lonewolf3882 wrote:
I find my heritage interesting, but it, like my country, is not really a source of pride or shame. Just a fact that describes me, like the color of my hair or eyes.

Same here. I'd also say it's silly to be proud of such a thing you have no control over.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/10/07 - 9:47:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/10/2007 9:30:48 AM DogsMilk wrote:
I'd also say it's silly to be proud of such a thing you have no control over.

One caveat is that prejudice based on ethnicity/heritage is also something those people have historically not had control over, yet they've been made to feel ashamed of it anyway. While it is doesn't make sense under many circumstances for people to be proud of something they have no control over, being made to feel ashamed of it isn't right, either, and one means of recovering from such shame would be to counter-balance it with pride.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 10/11/07 - 11:05:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
nope...and people who do annoy me
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 10/11/07 - 11:31:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
my heritage is,
um...tea. or something.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 10/29/07 - 6:01:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ethnicity is not something to be proud as it is something that happened by accident and it is not something you earned.

However, I am happy to be what I am, and I've gone to a protest that had to do with my ethnicity once.

14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/6/07 - 1:18:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
White people aren't allowed to be proud of where they come from.
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/6/07 - 1:25:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm proud of my ethnicity... but I don't really like associating myself with groups and organizations that don't promote diversity...
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/6/07 - 1:28:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
Not really. I've read a lot of books on European history not because I'm white but because it's interesting to me. I've read books on Africa and Asia as well.

I have been reading more on Judaism lately, mainly because of my sister.

14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/16/07 - 1:44:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm a white British male so dont have to do much to research my history, its everywhere!

I probably wouldnt bother going out of my way to read about it though. Always seemed a bit strange to me.

14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/3/08 - 8:17:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm a mutt I don't exactly know what my ethnicity is.
14 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/14/08 - 3:48:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, just enough to have a few drinks on St Patty's day.
14 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/14/08 - 6:35:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Naw, neither seem like a huge deal for me.

Sure, I like a lot of stuff about living in my country, I think it has many good qualities. But I'm not very preoccupied with it.
14 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/14/08 - 6:38:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not sure if it's so much about pride, but it's often nice to attend ethnic events where I can buy the foods of my ethnicity. Since I have moved away from my childhood home, I haven't been able to locate some of the ingredients at my local grocery...


14 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/14/08 - 7:28:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it has a lot to do with how far you live from where you grew up.

I'm sure that if I'd been living in Europe, America or Australia, and heard about an 'Icelandic dinner' or something, I'd be more inclined to go for nostalgia than I am right now...by a huge margin.

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