Of course I agree. But "ethnic" is self-concept label. To call yourself _______ you have to be aware of it.<quoted text>
What about some Irish folks having a gene for alcoholism?
What if a child who had been dopped off at the town square later grew up to have semitic features and then went onto develop Tay Sachs disease?
I think one has his determining DNA regardless of whether he knows it or not.
Every American is descended from something. However that doesnt mean they are ethnically______. It means they are descended from ___.
"....The traditional definition of race and ethnicity is related to biological and sociological factors respectively. Race refers to a person's physical appearance, such as skin color, eye color, hair color, bone/jaw structure etc. Ethnicity, on the other hand, relates to cultural factors such as nationality, culture, ancestry, language and beliefs...." http://www.diffen.com/difference/Ethnicity_vs...