Ethnic snobbery is two steps away from racism. If someone brags that generations of her Greek family were born into my religion, I point out that Christ was Jewish; if she’s bragging about being Jewish, I point out that Jesus is a Greek name and the Apostles were Hellenic writers. If you don’t want this response, you shouldn’t come around shoving your myth of bloodline at me like it’s a license for arrogance, and seeking credit for something that can’t be earned; I don’t care what loins you sprang from – I care who *you* are.

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