Of course, if he is name is actually a la Ivan Smirnov, speaks fluent russian, has Putin's portrait in the living room etc . But it is still eye roll - i am not transfering to some kind of KKK wannabe. If he desires so, then so be it. However, i would have my suspicions . Of course, it is not black and white situation. Your eyes would not roll, if some of your close relative would state that he/she is not anymore American but Chinese person (assuming that you and your ancestors are white and have lived in the USA already several centuries)?