Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentCivic Participation · 9 months ago

Why do Americans hyphenate by country of origin?

Update:

For example, African American.

Update 2:

Isn’t everyone just plain American?

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  • 9 months ago
    Best answer

    I guess that makes me an American-American.

  • 9 months ago

    Cause its the way of some BLACK AMERICANS to try to get something for free... or especially the MEXICANS to stay here ILLEGALLY...

  • Archer
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    We are proud of "all" of our heritages.

  • Robin
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    cos they are ashamed to be USA

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  • 9 months ago

    We think those long German words with adjectives running up against a noun are confusing.

  • Ron
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Better yet, why do they visit another country like France, and still refer to black people there as African-Americans

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    to be more descriptive

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