Immigration, Assimilation, Ethnicity and All That Jazz

I don’t think people understand ethnic pride

Posted by chinesecanuck on June 12, 2008

I recently wrote about the Winnipeg mom whose daughter was taken away from her because the child wore clothes with a swaztika on it.  Some may say that the woman has the right to teach her child to embrace her heritage. But this isn’t embracing one’s heritage. Let me tell you this: If the mother in this Winnepeg case is indeed the “proud Scottish chick” that she is, then she should be showing and teaching the little girl SCOTTISH CULTURE. No one is going to stop you from doing this.  This might mean sending her to highland dancing lessons, teaching her the heritage of the clan’s tartan, etc, etc… You should be showing pride in your family’s heritage or heritages.  This means actual countries/ethnicities, not an entire so-called “RACE.”  If I don’t go around screaming aSiaN prYde (though I do celebrate Chinese New Year, the mid-Autumn Festival, etc), then you shouldn’t go around being proud of your “race” either.  It isn’t ladylike (or gentlemanly), my dear.    

Thanks.

 

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