What makes someone American shouldn’t be a topic of conversation. “Being American” shouldn’t come in one shape or size. “Being American” shouldn’t be seen as someone who was born in America, or someone who i
I really liked this post and thought it was very well-written. I liked how you made your statement in the first paragraph very clearly by saying, “I believe that being American means that everyone has the same rights and advantages as each other, no matter where they come from, or what they look like.”. Then I liked how you used examples from both history and present day to support your claim of how important it is to have rights, even the most simple ones such as marriage, as you said. One article I thought fit with this topic, http://traveltips.usatoday.com/rights-usa-citizen-63390.html , writes about what the rights of any U.S. citizen is, also expressing how important it is to know your rights. I thought you had a really interesting post, and I really enjoyed reading it!
I really liked your post and your take on what an American is. I agree with you, that an American is anyone who lives here, anyone who works here, anyone who contributes to society. No matter what race or ethnicity you are, you can still be American. No matter what gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic, or documentation status, if you live here and contribute to society, then you are American. I never knew about the viewpoint during the Reconstruction, so I thought your point on that was interesting! Here is an article you might like: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/akbar-ahmed/what-is-an-american_b_240790.html
I am intrigued by your post “Melting Pot” because of the ideas that you convey in said post. I am intrigued by it because you convey ideas that people have, but just don’t have the words or voice to speak up and say.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “By calling yourself an American, you do not identify as a specific…[Read more]
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