And isn't everyone "Ethnic"? LoL! That's always been weird to me.
But you're right. You all are. Products are products. When I was relaxed I would use all "black" products. As a natural I use Tresemme, gels, Loreal and lots of stuff marketed to white people. I mix them up! And my results are great. As many black products bomb in my hair as white products.
So basically, try them out! Your friends may think you're nuts, but your hair will look AWESOME!