I Don't Believe In Hyphenated-americanism

It is about citizenship, not heritage. 50 People

    ______-american

    I am Black, but I am not African American. I did not get off the boat yesterday. I was not born in Africa. Matter of fact, many African Blacks dislike American Blacks. I cannot go to Africa and be welcomed with open arms. To them I am American! Kill the American!I am Black by...
    longtallsandy longtallsandy
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Sep 3, 2011

    I Think Teddy Had It Right

    Older 2006 article but still accurate and to the point.     The Anti-Americanism of Hyphenated Citizenship Wednesday, August 30, 2006   Take a look at all of the hyphens around you. If someone's traits, ethnicity does not lend itself to the mighty hyphen...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Feb 9, 2009

    ?-American

    The goal of labeling birth culture, class, race, religion, sexual orination, and political choice has successfully divided the country and ensured the status of us all.  I'm this and you are that.  This group deserves more than the others.  If I don't...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Feb 25, 2009

    Pick One And Stick With It!

    Unless you hold dual citizenship, you are not truly an African, Mexican, Latin or any other hyphenated type of American. You are simply an American of African, Mexican or Latin American descent. I think by hyphenating it actually divides us as a nation instead of promoting the...
    StrictSouthernHOH StrictSouthernHOH
    41-45, M
    Dec 8, 2012

    This Is a Quote

    "There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. ...The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities."...
    FilmandVideoGuy FilmandVideoGuy
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Feb 9, 2009

    What Happened To The Melting Pot?

    Fill in the blank   I am an_________-American. I am an angry American, because stupid people are always trying to draw lines in the sand. You want to draw a line about something? (Take your pick, take two if you get bored.) A) End Child/Elder Abuse B) End Hunger C...
    VaritySinning VaritySinning
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2009
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