The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 August 2004

Think ethnic

Dawn Eden muses about being on the receiving end of a stereotype:

[They] don't mean to offend when they bring up my heritage. They mean it as a compliment in that "Negroes have rhythm" sort of way. But it is, to say the least, an uncomfortable feeling.

For once, I am grateful for the weird tangles in my family tree, whose roots extend to Mexico, Syria and Lebanon, and the British Isles, with stops God knows where in between.

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