Being Australian is not a race but an attitude
The Age, 26 January 2010
Syndicated via National Times to The Sydney Morning Herald, brisbanetimes.com.au and WAtoday.com.au
“I always believed that being Australian is not a race but an attitude. It is about having and believing in a set of shared values. It is a civic rather than an ethnic conception of nationhood.”
I think you make some relevant points here. The trick is to promote and be proud and be a part of your adopted country but not forget your heritage as well. It seems that most people tend to go one way or the other, either completely ignoring their heritage or purposely neglecting to acknowledge their adopted country. It’s all about balance I believe.
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