Phrases such as "I'm proud to be Black/White/British/Gay/" and many more, are wrong and annoy me. Those are conditions that were not chosen, nor gained through effort.
One can be proud to be an athlete, an artist, a parent, for to achieve those qualities effort and sacrifice are required.
One can't be proud of something not worked for.
|Singer Heather Small has the right idea|
I'm not proud to be Portuguese, I'm just happy with it.
But I'm proud to be a good father, a singer/musician, and an atheist - all achieved through hard graft.