Yes I do as my ethnic background as my friends also identify with their background
as either german, English. etc.. we already know the American part.. why would we
say that to each other.. lol.
my children are born in America.. but they are Polish, English, French. the list goes on
because they have other grandparents who came from other countries..
both of my parents are Polish..all four of my grandparents born in poland..one never
became a citizen of the US.all of theirs were polish..born ,raised, lived and died Poland
and all the way to my 4th great grandfather that I have sole proof of is all Polish.
ok if you came to America.. and decided to stay.. would you no longer consider yourself
Polish? would you just say if you were granted american citizenship that you are not
Polish anymore? even though you were born and raised there?
It's not about making people feel like they don't belong - it's about being accurate in your definitions. If you were flown to your "homeland" and weren't able to understand the locals' language, or didn't know what the food was, could you really justify identifying yourself with that country?
yes ethnically I could.. I cant say im english? even though I know the language now
can I ?? that would be a false statement.. and can the Polish who are learning english say they are english even though they live in poland and know fluent english?
and those Polish who went to the UK to work and live, will they now call themselfs
English?? no, I think they will stick with * IM POLISH* and do the English who
are so Angry at these Poles for taking their jobs.. do they call them English? even
those who came and are living, but still do not understand english?
nope.. you dont stop identifying yourself just because you changed a country..
the only true Americans are the American Indians.. we are all Americans, but they
were here from the very start of its life..before Christopher discovered it.. so
if anything is Americas Culture its the American Indian, to which we dont practice their
cultures because it doesnt identify with mine.
Sounds nice. Fail to see the relevance though.
I was commenting back on your comment about kielbasa..