Why are people called 'African-Americans' or 'Native-Americans', but people that look white are just 'Americans'?
This has annoyed me for awhile - many of my friends are called 'African-Americans' when they can trace their ancestry back 300 years in America. My German friend (who has a STRONG German accent) is immediately called and considered American.
If anything, shouldn't 'Native Americans' be called Americans and the rest of us should have a prefix?
No I don't think people should be identified by their color, we should all just be Americans.