Multiculturalism In The United States

Who is an American? This question is very difficult to answer.
According to the Funk and Wagnalls Standard Dictionary the definition is:
American: adj. 1. Pertaining to the United States of America. 2. pertaining
to North or South America. -n 1.a citizen of the United States. 2. an
inhabitant of America. This definition is still unclear. What is to
pertain? According to the same source: Pertain: v. 1. have reference;
relate 2. belong as an adjunct, function, quality, etc. - pertaining to
having to do with; belonging or relating to.

After reading these definitions I figured out that an American is
someone who belongs, is related or has something to do with the United
States of ...

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is normal to
meet people from all over the world in most every city; what is not normal
is the idea of understanding that a lot of people are Americans, people
born and raised in the US. These citizens might not seem to be Americans,
but they are as American as any American.

Ronald Takaki in his essay, “An Educated and Cultural Literate
Person Must Study America's Multicultural Reality”, gives an excellent
example of what I meant when I said that some citizens might not seem to be
American. Takaki was born in Hawaii, one of the 50 states. After graduating
from high school, he decided to study on the mainland. He recalls that a
lot of the students and even professors asked him how long he had been in
America, and where did he learned to speak English. His answer was that he
had been born in the US and that his family had been there for three
generations (Takaki 486).

As the world is changing, people have to realize that
Multiculturalism is a part of the United States. ...

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