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Hyphenated Americans

To my fellow hyphenated americans.....
Do you live in america? Are you a legal resident of america?
If you answered yes to those two questions, guess what....you are an AMERICAN. Yeah thats it.


If you are so proud of where you came from that you must proclaim it in such a manner, before the country you reside in, go back. This is twice as annoying if you have never even lived outside of the U.S.


And by the way if that makes sense to you, try this.


By that logic if you are a man, you are a woman-man.

If you are a lady, a woman-lady.



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:shock: i want whatever he is on, cause that made no sense to me

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Which part?

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whats the point of the rant????

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are you saying stuff like people saying African-American if you haven't lived there is annoying? is that what you mean? If thats what you mean then i get it, I would be Irish-American if we all followed that method.


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Re: Hyphenated Americans

He's talking about people, that reside in America and declare themselves as their native culture. ie - I'm Italian, I'm African, I'm Mexican, I'm German, Irish, etc.

It wasn't a very coherent rant, but I can understand where he's comming from. But it's nothing that I actually care about.
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[quote author=Sport6 link=topic=124947.msg2655295#msg2655295 date=1222805085]
are you saying stuff like people saying African-American if you haven't lived there is annoying? is that what you mean? If thats what you mean then i get it, I would be Irish-American if we all followed that method.
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[quote author=AlvinRow link=topic=124947.msg2655314#msg2655314 date=1222805255]
He's talking about people, that reside in America and declare themselves as their native culture. ie - I'm Italian, I'm African, I'm Mexican, I'm German, Irish, etc.

It wasn't a very coherent rant, but I can understand where he's comming from. But it's nothing that I actually care about.
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ooooo, i got it now.... that makes a little bit more sense frankly, i never understood it, but dont really care either...

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It does annoy me a little bit. I also find it mind numbingly funny. Back in college in a history class I had a student talking about all of the African-Americans in Africa and how slavery destroyed the African-American culture there. Duh, what? They are Africans dude.

Heard something similar from a canuck, "Hey we have African-Americans here"...okay, shouldn't they be African-Canadians?

Samething annoys me about Irish-American, Italian-American, etc. More about the African-American bit just because it seems like that is the PC thing to say constantly. Its like saying "black" has become a non-PC word over the last few years..
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god I wish I had the quote.... dammit can't find it. But basically it was from a president talking about your country coming first. So if you are African you would be an American African. My main problem is that, if you were born here wouldn't you be an American First?

I have no problem with you being happy with who you are. Just as long as you know who you are
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[quote author=azazel1024 link=topic=124947.msg2655350#msg2655350 date=1222805576]
Heard something similar from a canuck, "Hey we have African-Americans here"...okay, shouldn't they be African-Canadians?
-Matt
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I know what you mean, but America technically includes the entire western hemisphere. The assumption that America = United States is a fallacy. It's just been ingrained by our U.S.American culture.

This sort of thing actually bothers me a little when I'm on X-Box live, the little kids tend to fight about cultures. The US kids are always starting fights with the UK & Hispanic American folks.
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