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  • RuddBaron

    RuddBaron Sept. 18, 2001, 9:33 p.m. (Message 27427)

    Re: Afghan opinion

    In a message dated Tue, 18 Sep 2001  3:30:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
    Tim Harrison <xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxx.xxx> writes:
    > 
    > Being proud of one's ancestry and cultural heritage doesn't
    automatically cause one to have a "half-assed" commitment to all
    others.
    > 
    --- Being proud of and participating in one's cultural heritage
    certainly isn't bad, and is usually a very good thing. Saying one is
    French or Teutonic or Celtic, or whatever, helps one to learn who one
    is. That can be beneficial in things like a war. However, when it
    comes to stating nationality, African-American, Scottish-American,
    Irish-American, Hindu-Pakistani-Germanic-American, etc., all have
    detractors from the "American" part.
          

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