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Perhaps we should try to not label people for a change. If you live in Britain, your British, in America, American and so forth. Your nationality, race and ethnic origin are all separate enitities that make you who you are. I think too many countries, especially us here in the States tend to lump all three together and try and make up names. People need to just learn to discuss them individually.
Originally posted by shots
Tell that to the minorities Anniej, they are the ones who want the distinct names not your average Americans. How many Germans in the US want to be called German Americans, or how many Polish, then Italian etc none of those I know want to be called Polish Americans or Italian Americans etc, however when you get to the minorities it is a whole new story. African American, Spanish American, Native American, you get my drift. Myself I am with you we are all Americans so use only one label, but they meaning the minorities will not stand for it.
Some might be proud of their heritage and others might want to be seen as 100% American. Saying "tell that to the minorities" is a generalisation and calling African/Spanish/Native Americans minorities and German/Polish/Italian Americans not, is also innacurate.