We at cyburbia are an enlightened bunch who do not engage in the various “-isms” that have plagued mankind throughout its history. No one here is discriminated against for their religion, ethnic background, sexuality, or thoughts on Scandanavian furniture.
That said . . .Are you or are you not an ethnic stereotype?
Be honest. Are you a hot tempered Italian, fightin’ n’ drinkin’ Irishman, uptight WASP, fat Samoan? Do you look the part?
For me as a Jewish dude it goes both ways:
Yes: I look the part but I don’t wear thick glasses. I’m not a jock. I tend to be explained as the “shy but funny guy.” I can exhibit Woody Allen-style self consciousness.
No: I come from a poor family with no driven accountants, dermatologists, or marxist academics. We were probably the only Jews left in the S Side after everyone else left for the E Side or the suburbs. My father and grandfather were both stubborn slackers who refused to work for years at a time. I’m not good with money and barely understand anything financial. I’m not as politically liberal as most Jews. I do not control the media nor does anyone else I know. Oh, and I’m Catholic but that’s another story.