Posted 16 January 2011 - 07:46 AM
The most important thing to recognise is that, although we're all humans, in a way we're different. That difference has a lot to do with our ethnicity and heritage. Whether we like it or not, our ancestors, wherever they may come from, had broad personalities which were formed by where they lived, what they did, the society of where they lived, politics of the time etc. and these develop certain traits in certain people. I mean, Black people liking fried chicken is a bit strange, but weren't a lot of the foods in the South fried, even back during the times of slavery? I mean, I could be wrong, but it's possible that they enjoy more because, well, they went through hardship quite recently compared to a lot of another ethnic groups in the States.
But, by the same token, you rarely see Hispanic people raving about Tacos, considering that their background isn't exactly peachy. Then again, I've never been to America, and I've only ever met, like, two Hispanic people before. And they were both half, so I could be way off the mark.
But, does anyone see where I'm getting at? Every ethnicity has broad traits which are evident in the way we look, the way we relate to other people and the way we act. The world's more globalised now, so it's clearly not as evident, especially in a range of melting pots in the West (like Australia, the US, Canada etc.), but the underlying traits are still there. I mean, when I look at where my ancestors came from and how politically-unstable or disadvantageous (is that even a word?) the region has been for centuries, it's no wonder why I come across as a loud-mouth and arrogant.