“Irish, Italian, and French, mostly.”

“Technically I’m Dutch with a bit of German.”

[lists countries of origin of a dozen ancestors]

“I’m a mutt.”

“I thought I was Italian, but then I went to Italy! Now I just say I’m American.”

“I like to think of myself as a New Yorker.”

“I don’t know how to answer that question.”

“I don’t care about my ethnicity.”

“I don’t think about my ethnicity.”

[talks for five minutes about how the rest of the world identifies by nationality and not by ethnicity]

“I identify with just being human.”

“I don’t have an ethnicity.”