How to ask someone's racial/ ethnic background without being sound racist?
For example, you met someone in a cosmopolitan city where most people come from different background although they were born and raised in that country and speak the same language natively, you want to learn about his/her ethnic background ?
Would you mind if I asked your ethnic background?
2.Question with referring to
Do you have any Italian kinship? You know a lot about Italy.
In case someone may be half Italian , half other ethnic or only his grandpa/ grandma may be Italian.