Why are people “proud” to be their ethnicity?

I’ve always found the concept kind of stupid I understand of being proud of who your are, and your ethnicity being a part of that, but I feel like being proud your a certain ethnicity or you feel special because of it is dumb. I don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with it, but I don’t feel proud or... show more I’ve always found the concept kind of stupid I understand of being proud of who your are, and your ethnicity being a part of that, but I feel like being proud your a certain ethnicity or you feel special because of it is dumb. I don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with it, but I don’t feel proud or special of something that I was just born with, I feel proud of the things I do and accomplish in life and actually hold merit.
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