Hyphenated American


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1.An American who is referred to by a hyphenated term with the first word indicating an origin in a foreign country, and the second term being "American", as Irish-American, Italian-American, African-American, Asian-American.
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As a hyphenated American, I discovered that owning a dog easily accomplished what many outreach or diversity-training programmes had failed to do for years.
All an apparent insult to Afro-Americans and every other hyphenated American, right?
First, there is very little written that helps to identify what we have presented as American Cultural DNA (or the differences in the hyphenated American cultural experience.
Of course, the idea of the hyphenated American causes lots of mixed reaction i.
One must go under and search between the multiple layers that structure one's cultural identity as a hyphenated American.
it's only when we're free to explore the complexities of our hyphenated American culture that we can discover what a genuinely common American culture might actually look like" (175-76).
From hyphenated American backgrounds including African-American, Armenian, Chinese, Cuban, Jewish, and Polish, they explore how old and new food traditions--even offal ("awful") sandwiches--reinforce family and ethnic bonds.
There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American.
Last year in accepting the first award, Thomas, who is of Lebanese heritage, said she is not a hyphenated American.
If my saying so doesn't convince you, then perhaps you should take the time to read a brief article in the October issue of Reader's Digest entitled ``He's Not a Hyphenated American,'' by Keith B.
The author then investigates the two camps--"East Coast movie-industry interlopers, top heavy with European Jewish immigrants and other hyphenated Americans," and "staid Midwesterners" (67)--that fought for the soul of L.
With chapter 4, "Mukiculturai Shakespeare" the authors offer the reader something slightly different in that here they provide a narrative of hyphenated Americans and their involvement with the plays throughout the twentieth century.