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Are you proud of your ethnic origins, or could you care less?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (, March 17, 2000


Yes I am proud, even though who knows, I might not even know all of the natonalities of of my ancestors. Every nationality has its heroes, history to be proud of. I am proud to be me. The danger I think is being overbearingly proud, which in the long term seems to be a wish to devalue every one else's ethnicity. Considering the alternative, it is much better to be proud. doug

-- Denver doug (, March 18, 2000.

Eh, to be honest, I could really care less. Not that I'm ashamed or anything like that, it's more like I'm just not at all interested in the topic. It's just not a big deal to me.

-- Jen (, March 18, 2000.

I'm one half Czech, and one quarter Swedish, the rest a hodge-podge. I wouldn't say PRIDE is the right word. Although I am curious about those countries. I'd love to visit Prague, where is close to where my ancestors came for. I imagine I'd feel some sort of connection to this land. I love reading and visiting web sites about the Czech republic. So there's some attraction there.

-- Joan Lansberry (, March 18, 2000.

I don't really care. I like the Irish part, I think. And I'm really part duck. Eric can join the family, if he wants! Just ducky, that's me!

-- Sunshyn (, March 18, 2000.

i'm half greek, and that really stands out for me. on my mom's side, i'm really a hodge podge - more irish than anything else, but nothing like the greek. in fact, i really consider myself greek and not just "half greek" or anything.

i love my irish friends, though. they have the best senses of humor and they let us make fun of their very irish names.

-- aggie (, March 18, 2000.

Well, I am quite Irish, but pride isn't the word I'd use, not that I am ashamed, just aware of it. My dad is really proud of being Irish and has all this stuff like our family shield and my mom's family shield displayed in their livingroom. They are both Irish, my dad says 100%, but I hate to diappoint him, his mother (who he didn't know, I researched her) was at least some part French. My husband's father is Polish, and his mother kind of a Heinz 57 mix. So great, my children (who are all blonde) are primarily Irish and Polish, two ancestries with a long history of stupid jokes. Just to set the record straight however we are all brilliant, just ask us.

-- Glenna B. Yarnot (, March 18, 2000.

I suppose so, but it's not so much my ethnicity that I'm proud of. Most of my ancestors are Belgium and French, I look like the Belgium side. My family's from the border area, but my Grandpa's full blooded Belgian. The stories he tells of our ancestors are facinating. So I guess it's more accurate to say I'm proud of my ancestors. Here's a few examples.

-My great grandpa was in the Belgian army for 9 years. He hid underground as the Nazi's stormed through Belgium. As the Nazi's were above him a rat was chewing on his ear. He was completely silent while the rat chewed half his ear off so he would not be discovered.

-After coming to the U.S.A. a priest chastized my great grandpa because he only had 2 children. He told him Catholics needed bigger families. My great grandpa (who was poor) looked at him and asked "Are you going to buy them shoes?"

Pretty cool huh?


-- AJ (, March 18, 2000.

Proud, proud, Proud. I'm Irish. Born and bred. According to American's I've one of those cute, lilting accents.
I still speak Irish (although badly) and I still think it's one of the prettiest languages around.
As for my ethnic origins? Couldn't be prouder. I get the benefits of my nice, small and mostly safe country and the benefits of the web. Life is good.
Although much as I hate to admit y'all (see what the web will do???) celebrate Paddy's day more then we do. ;-)

-- Caoimhe (, March 20, 2000.

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