It's funny looking at my current friends and mommy coworkers they are pretty much all minorities and immigrants. The couple in this story are Turkish (Muslim) and Ukrainian (a minority branch of Christianity). My best friends are a Swedish immigrant and Indonesian immigrant, both who married Americans, one South Shore Irish and the other first gen Italian-American. Other friends include a Polish immigrant, three blue blood African-American families, a South Shore Irish/first gen Albanian-American family, a South Shore Irish/Cape Verdian family, South Shore Irish/Taiwanese family, Indonesian-Chinese-American/Carribbean family, Brazilian/Italian-American family and a Hasidic Jewish family. Along with all that I hang out with only four generic South Shore Irish families. I admit that I wanted my son to have friends who were minorities like him, but mainly it was just the people I connected with.