Why shouldn't I be proud to be white? A white man from the same part of Europe where my family come from discovered North America, long before Columbus and Erickson did not slaughter and subjugate the people there. My family chose to take on a dangerous voyage across the sea, then across the continent, if a effort to make their lives better. My family fought for their own freedom, then fought for other to have that same freedom, then helped to free Europe from NAZI Germany. Then we could get into the list of my personal accomplishments, but this is about pride in ones heritage, and there is something to be proud of in every ethnicity.