Seems like these days anyone who is different, or special, in any way can create a subclass of being American. This started with the politically correct movement in the early 90’s when describing someone by the color of their skin vs. their assumed heritage was taboo.
WRONG — Joe Smith is a black.
RIGHT — Joe Smith is African-American.
And it seems to be getting a little out of hand.
Consider today’s words of former New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey, “My truth is that I am a gay American”. Gay-American? What does your sexual status have to do with living in the United States? And how is being gay in America any different from being gay in say, Argentina?
Perhaps I am missing the whole point because I have never been given, nor created a group-affiliation-American title. This isn’t a process to be taken lightly and sparks a series of questions:
Can I sue the State of California for not referring to me by my proper affiliation?
Once you’re in an affiliation is it possible to transfer into another, like say the Catholic-Americans? And if so how much are the dues?
So from now on you may now refer to me by any of these affiliation names: