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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.