Well I believe that EVERYONE is racist to a degree, it's called humanity. We all prefer to be around people who look, speak, and act like we do.
It's not about race, it's about CULTURE
Many of the problems facing the Black (oh im sorry "African-American") community, the Hispanic
community, and the American Indian (opps I mean "Native-American" - more on this in a bit), are not because of their skin color or their ethnic
background but rather because of CULTURE. The current Black culture encourages things like being a 'gangsta', dressing like a fool with their
underwear hanging out and their hat on lopsided. It discourages getting a good eduction, working hard, speaking properly, practicing safe sex,
personal responsibility, the importance of the nuclear family, and so forth.
Now on to the hyphenation. This annoys me to no end. American Indians are not the only natives, they were merely here before the British, Dutch, and
Swedish came. Also, anyone who was born in the United States, on an American Indian reservation, or in a United States insular area (aka Puerto Rico,
Guam, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands) is a NATIVE AMERICAN. Im a native American, anyone who was born in the
United States and is not an immigrant is a native American period. Ditto for hyphenation, the only "Irish-Americans", "German-Americans",
"African-Americans" are those who were actually born in Ireland, Germany, or in an African or Caribbean nation - everyone else is an American, or a
native American as I mentioned previously.
The United States of America is descended from a British colony. This is why we speak English and have many British influences upon our government and
legal system. The English language, common law, juries, local legislatures, county sheriffs, a bicameral Senate and House, etc are legacies of British
rule. As recently as 1910 60% of Americans were of British or Irish descent, as recently as 1960 90% of Americans were White and of European descent.
41% of Americans alive today can trace their origins to a country that was once, or still is under British rule and has/had the British monarch as
head of state. Immigrants and all minority groups need to respect these roots and traditions. We are an Anglo-Saxon nation, not some 3rd world
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