Over on Facebook this morning a post by Ruben Navarrette touch a nerve. A raw one. It has to do with our society’s obsession with label, the ethnic kind. My response generated more responses than usual, most private. Here is what I said:
The sooner we stop labeling people in America as anything but Americans, the better off our national unity and discourse will be. Stop hyphenating Americans. Folks can be proud of their ancestral heritage without having to be labeled Italian-Americans, Irish-Americans, Latino, Hispanic, Cuban-American, etc. This starts at the very top. From Members of Congress to political parties, and all the way here, to the net roots.
What do you think?