How Greek Are Greek-Americans?

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Greeks of the Diaspora are always irked when homeland Greeks state they are not “real” Greeks.The viewof many Greek thinkers and politicians going back to the Classic Ageis that if one thinks Greek and acts Greek, that person is Greek.A narrower view is that to be a “real” Greek, one must possessexclusive or mainly Greek “blood.”

For years, friends and family urged me to test my DNA to determine my biological Greekness. I have watched the celebrated PBS ethnic interviews hosted …

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