Posting for educational purposes only. Do you think there is a difference between ethnicity, race, and nationality? Why? Please explain from personal experience. I do think there is a difference and offer the following personal experiences. I don’t care about opinions based on politics or religion or biased history. I do care about personal firsthand experience. By race (family history and DNA) I am 70% light skinned European, 20% American Indian, 10% European Sinti. Race judged by physical appearance finds me 100% Caucasian. By Nationality I am USA American. Now ethnicity is a tough one because living in a multicultural nation and having neighbors of many races my entire life, I developed interest in many cultures. Some of my ways were passed down by family from cultural practices practiced by indigenous relatives, such as going on a fast and a 3 day mountain journey (similar to a vision quest). Other ways were passed down by the Sinti side and can be traced to their Hindu origins many hundreds of years ago. An example is I was taught by one Grandmother to never let anyone sit on a bed where your face goes. If anyone sits on your pillow it is destroyed. Then all sides passed down ways of cooking, dressing, etc. Much of my love of music and art was passed down from family and friends over the years. My love of the Delta blues and Spanish music of all kinds, came from friendly neighbors. I hate football, don’t care much for baseball, or other big time sports, not a fan of apple pie, or country music, but stand for the American flag and honor veterans. I love my country and proud of my heritage. I would have never experienced any racial hatred had I kept my mouth shut, but as a child when the teacher talked about American Indians and I proudly said my Great Grandfather was mostly American Indian and brought a photo the next day of my Great Great Grandmother 100% American Indian, I became a dirty Indian and not to be friended. One very dark skinned girl became my best and only friend. Again in High School while discussing the Holocaust, I told of my Great grandmothers relatives that remained in Germany and were shot by the SS among the first murdered. I became a crooked Jew to several. When I later made the point that they were not Jews, but Sinti (what Hitler called Gypsies) then I became a thieving dirty gypsy. Insults about looking in my crystal ball, etc. People still don’t know that the Romani (Sinti and Roma) are nothing like the Hollywood stereotype, based on hate and ignorance. You may have a neighbor next door that is Romani, a doctor or scientist, musician, soldier, etc., but they will never say because of this ignorance and hate. I hope this brings understanding of race judged by physical appearance, ethnicity, and nationality.