Another example of identifying someone by place of birth rather than ethnic origin -- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19280545
BBC calls Ayn Rand "Russian-American" -- only ten paragraphs down does the article say:
" Born into a Jewish family called Rosenbaum in St Petersburg, she was
just 12 when she witnessed her father's pharmacy being seized by the
The family was not "Russian" (even though they were Russian citizens), but was Jewish. That's where the credit should go. So many prominent people get misidentified by just place of birth rather than their family's origins and ethnic background. Important.
I wrote about this in previous posts, e.g.,
And the most recent: Associated Press writes that Koch was "the second of three children of Polish immigrants". Koch had a different opinion: