I think there's a big difference in appreciating/enjoying your ethnic heritage and the racism you described here. I enjoy discovering my ethnic heritage, dabbling in their culture with recipes, music, art, history, etc, but in no way do I think my Irish, Scottish, German, or Scandinavian bloodline makes me better than anyone else, and no way would I only associate with people of my own heritage. Big difference there.
I absolutely agree with you...
I , just unfortunately, know a few people who do feel superior within their own race because of their ethnic heritage.
It is a shame.
I think the OP deep down feels that way also based on how he phrased what he said.
One of the neater things for me is being many different ethnicities because I can, and I do celebrate them all
, provided I do not have to listen to bagpipes for the Scot in me.......... I HATE bagpipes.
(Also not to fond of corned beef and cabbage)
So for St Pat's day make mine a Reuben and coleslaw
I also celebrate Bastille day because, according to my dad.... ( oh no...... I am sounding like Pocahontas) but my German side started with 3 French brothers
crossed the Black Forest into Germany.