I Am Proud of My Heritage

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    I want to make it clear

    that I do not mean my ETHNIC heritage. I think someone's ethnic heritage is simply an accident of birth and shouldn't be a source of pride OR shame. But I am very proud of my CULTURAL heritage. The Enlightenment, the equality of women and people of all racial groups, secularism...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 11, 2015

    I Am From Cornwall

    I was born in Cornwall, England, right near this big cliff, and every afternoon, after school, I would go over and sit on the edge of the cliff with my legs dangling off, and eat a green apple, and read Romeo and Juliet (the original version) The same book, over and over, from...
    BrowneEyedGirl BrowneEyedGirl
    22-25, F
    Sep 9, 2013

    I was born in the uk,

    but my father is Algerian. there's also a mix of French and Portuguese in there somewhere, hahaha xD
    Azzyyy Azzyyy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2014

    I am Jewish. I'm also French,

    and a few other nationalities in blood, by where my family has drawn heritage from. Being Jewish means you can meet a lot of hatred from people with their irrational fears. Anti-Semites form a large group of people, the majority of whom are Roman Catholics or Muslims and for...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    I am proud of being A Palestinian American.

    I can cuss ppl out in arabic and they won't know what I'm saying..lol..We have some good food too..I mean who doesn't like us or our food? The real question is, who likes us? Not many, but it's okay Amo (uncle), No broblem..lol.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 29, 2016

    I joke about the Korean blood in my family.

    Actually there really is through my adopted sister. Like me she is proud of our family--she just got in through a different door, but she's one of us. It's not so much that we are German/Scottish/French/English that defines my family as the things we have done. Some great--some...
    depressedrecluse777 depressedrecluse777
    41-45, F
    Feb 20, 2016

    Irish, Dutch, Native

    and German. Mostly German and Native.
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    Apr 11, 2015

    I Take Pride In My Ancestors

    Today, it is regarded as inappropriate for a White guy like me to say I'm proud of my European heritage. People think it means I'm racist. Take a quick look at my stories or groups and you'll see I'm a lot of things, but racist isn't one of them. I admitt Europeans have done some...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 20, 2012
    bandit5320 bandit5320
    31-35, M
    Jun 28, 2015

    Im not revealing too much of my heritage

    but just know that I am part Indian although I don't remember what kind but I remember what tribe I'm descended from and rather recently discovering that I'm part British with my great great grandfather growing up in Wales England. so a bit of history
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    Oct 21, 2015

    But it's hard sometimes.

    Over this past year I get some money a little over $10k and I was like hey my family needs something and instead of getting things I needed like a car, my license and the usual I wasted all my money on my family and friends and when I need something they act like I don't exist...
    PixiePrincess18 PixiePrincess18
    18-21, F
    Jul 2, 2015
    yc1412 yc1412
    31-35, M
    Feb 28, 2016

    I Guess I Am

    I am not proud of my government, it's policies and everything that's going on here, but I am proud of my heritage.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Aug 6, 2009


    People might think I'm racist when I say I'm proud of my European heritage. Italian, Polish, German, French, English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Swiss, I have some Prussian, and Czech. American and Native American. And I'm proud.
    LongtailZ LongtailZ
    22-25, M
    Feb 14, 2013

    I just love being a black latinx.

    To all the racist white people who have thrown slurs in my face- I bet you wish you were black, too. Have fun in hell.
    Alyss22 Alyss22
    22-25, T
    1 Response Feb 19, 2016

    i come from the greatest land ever!

    England the Spencer/ DeSpencer line
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    Apr 10, 2015

    I'm 100% Dutch. My Dad's Father came from the

    Netherlands during or after the First World War. Not really sure which one it is.
    JakeV101 JakeV101
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    My people have very little to apologize

    for . Caribbean.. Native.. Black .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2015

    I just found out I am part Finnish,

    Polish, Belorussian, and Ukrainian. I am shocked because I always thought I was Russian. I would like to connect with more people that have similar backgrounds.
    devcom devcom
    26-30, M
    Jun 16, 2014

    We Are All One Family

    I am happy with the evidence that now suggests all of humanity descended from a small group in Africa, and non-african people all descended from a small group of Africans who left some sixty to eighty thousand years ago. One in the eye for the hideous doctirnes of racial...
    rh20 rh20
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2010

    I wish people wouldn't be ashamed of their

    European ancestry. Sure, some of their philosophies were messed up. And yes, they did bad things. But they did plenty of remarkable things as well. Like kick-starting the Industrial Revolution... and giving us life. I just think that people deserve to be remembered for more than...
    thatcaragirl thatcaragirl
    22-25, F
    Apr 11, 2015

    My name is Sammuel Adams Roebuck.

    I was born in Santa Cruz, Galapagos. My mother is an Artist and my father is an Architect. I have a twin brother named Christov.
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11
    31-35, M
    Feb 1, 2014

    It really isn't about pride.

    I would be proud of my heritage no matter what it was. It's that I find it an interesting combination. My father's parents came here from England and my mother is Native American. You could not find two people who's looks and personalities were more different. They grew up...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2014

    Both of my parents are from Ivory Coast (West

    Africa) and they came to Canada in September 1994 and I was born 2 years later. Since I was their only child, the environment I grew up with are purely African. That include education, culture and everything else. Even though I'm born and raised in Canada, I'm much more...
    AfricanGirl19 AfricanGirl19
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2016

    Why Should I Be A Lesser Man Than Them?

    My current profile image, the Finnish national symbol is my unofficial patron, because it's a constant reminder of my ancestors and their deeds, not to mention the fact that they'll always watching me. l am proud of them, since they made sure to protect themselves and their homes...
    EiPerkele EiPerkele
    22-25, M
    Jan 22, 2013

    All my Grandparents and my Mom were immigrants

    and as I am proud of each of them for being the people they were I am also proud of the Heritage they left me..... German, Greek and English.
    maddie32 maddie32
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 28, 2016

    I am Catalan and thereby

    as they say a mixture of Celt, iberoroman, and Visigoth. My family have lived in this area of south western France over twenty generations my grandfather says. Although we live in the political country if France e are Catalans first and French only by occupation and education...
    Banyousbabe Banyousbabe
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2016

    I'm a Javanese blue blood.

    We're famous for being interracially mixed. So people in other parts of the world are confused as to where we come from. They always think that we're Latin. It's a mix of the native indonesian + chinese + indian + Middle East that makes us look unique
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 16, 2014
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