Is your personal identity informed by your grandparent's (or great-grandparents) history or homeland?

My situation feels totally bizarre - both my parents are dual-citizens, and both don't identity at ALL with their heritage or ever talk about it. Nor have any serious interest in visiting their parent's home country.


Hot take: assimilation is soul crushing and very bad. Minority cultures are a STRENGTH and the best thing Canada has going for it

Fun fact: "millet", the name for the legally protected minority groups in the Ottoman Empire, has many uses in modern Turkish.

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