So may I ask what's in the namesake of being a descendant of "Burgher" be it Dutch, Portugese or whatever?
As sung in the Christian hymn, "Red or yellow, black or white, all are precious in His sight...". There is no single pure human race. Two world wars and the present racial turmoil attests to such futility.
Surely too, there is nothing elitist about being a descendant of a has-been Burgher or to flaunt and to parade before others the accolades received.
"For thou are dust and unto dust thou shall return". And do we not all, without exception, face Allah come Day of Judgement.
Ah! but yes, despite this, there will be some of us who will bring along their white skins and their medals to behold unto Allah.