An American

How can ONE Nation under God survive when government accentuates and identifies its DIVERSITY and Multi-culturalism? A portion of Emma Lazarus’ work The New Colossus calls for the tired, the poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free as an immigrant’s welcome to America. Offerings of a country where anyone willing to work hard and obey the laws could earn liberty and prosperity attracted many cultures of various colors and linguistics. America became known as a “melting pot” society where all were welcome. Ultimate and lasting success of any society is inherent in the willingness of its new members to acclimate and assimilate the identity of its host country.

Americana is indeed a collection of traditional folklore contributed by many and varied cultures. Over time, these traditions have become engrained in American society as holidays and festive seasons such as Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, May Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and of course historical National holidays. Some slight animosity can be anticipated when foreign banners with their coexisting historical holidays are displayed in manners perceivable as superior to those of the United States of America. We can remember and take pride in our heritage; however, our culture is now that of America, and should reflect the language and the historical lessons we have endured and learned.

Color of skin or the shape of eyes can be explained by biological adaptation to our differing geographical environment’s effect on both man’s survival and ability to flourish. In lieu of an identical number of chromosomes, all homo-sapiens possess more or less equal potential to succeed. Adaptations facilitate the survival of some in favor of conditions in their external environments. However, in a given environment within a defined geographical area, all members of a society can succeed unless some social phenomenon alters the development of a particular subculture.

History is replete with the mistakes of mankind; and the United States of America has made its share. Notwithstanding, no nation has paid more dearly to rectify its mistakes while insuring the benefit of all Americans! I would suggest potentially that attempts to correct past transgressions has rebounded into situations where particular subcultures may be incidentally hampered in building successes due to governments over-reach thereby creating dependency. In this scenario, nothing is more racially indignant than government dependency.

We are Americans; red, yellow, black, and white hailing from many cultures who now call the United States of America home. We should assimilate the language and the culture of America. Americans are colorblind! Self-righteous hyphenation of our American existence should be considered an insult. What difference does color make? I am an American; and I am proud of the blood, sweat, and tears of those who passed before me so that I might enjoy what God hath brought!

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  1. I agree completely with one exception. (Some slight animosity can be anticipated when foreign banners with their coexisting historical holidays are displayed in manners perceivable as superior to those of the United States of America. We can remember and take pride in our heritage; however, our culture is now that of America, and should reflect the language and the historical lessons we have endured and learned.) Not Some slight animosity, but a whole lot of animosity!!!

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