Originally Posted by london
Many people feel their race is a positive part of their identity and would like it acknowledged. But youve just decided that their race is irrelevant.
Their race is entirely irrelevant on how I treat them, yes. They are treated no different then every other person in my life. How they see themselves is totally different. There is nothing wrong with being proud of your race or heritage. An example of this is that my heritage is Scottish, which I am proud of. My family came to Canada in the early 1800's. If you look at me it's quite obvious that I come from a Celt background. (Big, ginger and hairy LOL) now if you were to ask me I would happily tell you, but I am first and foremost a Canadian. I treat other people the same way. If I am curious about their heritage or race I will ask. Great thing about doing it that way, they never have to correct me for being wrong.
If a person feels it is important they will let you know, if you would like to know. Just ask.