I think they are encouraged to know and learn all of what makes them who they are, just the same as how we each know our roots and where we came from ...whether it be European or Asian mixed or African.
Blue Lou this is your 2nd Black American, Black people and Mix Race, question this beautiful day. Showing your Love girlfriend. That's good. Please keep the questions coming and we all learn.
You can have a captive squirrel.
They tend not to be pet material.
I have had a few squirrels. I wouldn`t call them pets.