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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I'm not advocating the dissolution of the hyphenated American, but I want people to understand the slippery slope we've allowed to develop.
The change she discussed that she wants to bring to fruition is one of awakening, with hopes that one day, "a hyphenated American will be just a term used in history books, because at some point, in maintaining a vision of unity the hyphen will and should be history.
Chapters cover the hyphenated American in twentieth and twenty-first century America; intersectioning lives; Sherman Alexie and the absolute truth of double-consciousness; four American poets explore hybrid identity formation and familial relationships; legalized hearts; unspoken histories and one-man museums; oSheAEs left me her legacy nonethelesso; race, ethnicity and national identity in Paule MarshallAEs Brown Girl, Brownstones; oA Pizza Huto; neither insider nor outsider but both; intimate relations; bridging borders; a tent of oneAEs own; oAll growth involves change, all change involves losso.
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?
Furthermore, this article describes the findings of an exploratory study examining if differences existed between undergraduates who identified as Chicana/o, Latina/o, Hispanic, hyphenated American, or by nationality.
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.
My daughter is part Asian, her grandmother on her father's side is Japanese and so I've become more and more interested in not just your standard hyphenated American like me, like a Cuban-American, but in these compound identities.
This attitude resulted in the emergence and strong presence of certain ethnic groups that assumed a "hyphenated identity," and, according to El Said, "the hyphenated American became a striking feature of American culture" (El-Said 7).
In contrast, a social studies-multiculturalism that recognizes no national sovereignty, celebrates no common culture, and triumphs the hyphenated American is patently a contradiction in terms and engenders a confliction of loyalties.
Like me, Anne Wortham loves her country and sees herself as an American, not as a hyphenated American.