It's about time...
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Its about time we wake up...Everytime I say something its like who ever hears it interprets it in their OWN F*cked up way. The greatest example I an give is this...
I work at a club, I meet people of all shapes, sizes, sex, religion, and backgrounds. Today this guy says I'm Mexican American what are you?
I say "I'm American"
He says what else, and I tell him thats it. I ask him where he was born he said America, I asked where he planned on raising his children and living out his life, his response was the same "America"
I asked why he felt the need the justify or claim what kind of American he was, after all shouldn't American be good enough?
He asked me how I can forget my ancestors and where I come from. I told him I have never forgotten my ancestors nor where I came from, and although yes my ancestors make up who I am, they do not define the person I am today. To classify myself as anything other than American would be false to me. This is where my loyality stays, here in America with the American people. I told him to classify my ancestors as a part of me today in saying I'm "such and such" American, is ridiculous, we'd be here for hours. My ancestors didn't really discriminate, and therefore I am a little bit of everything. Looking at my light skin and blonde hair noone would ever think to classify me as anything other than white.
I celebrate my ancestors, I have scrapbooks so that not only will I not forget where I came from but the generations ahead me wont either. But that doesn't mean that those things define me as a person. I don't need the label, and maybe some do to help make them feel better. American is good enough for me!
I state my claim here and now, I am an American born and raised and more than proud to be a part of this great country!
( I have been stuck on this topic for a while, and while I am not Miss Patriot tyring to save the world, I do firmly beleive that its not where you're from it where you're at!)