Time For Americans To Be A Family



It seems to be a time for Americans to try and be a family again. Maybe a
quarrelsome and restless family not entirely happy with each member all of the
time, but a family nonetheless.

OK, I admit it. I am confused and perplexed by the storm of political
correctness sweeping throughout the nation, raising dust-devils and tempests;
leaving destruction and chaos in its wake.

The English language is being transmogrified to quell and satisfy members of the
American society who feel they should somehow, be special; apart from our
citizenry. Thus my confusion.

I've been called a privileged white-boy by some, honky by others, and cracker by
others still. All this because I grew up in a middle ...

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to the same group of people.

I'm not knocking what people want to call themselves, it's the mixed messages
I'm getting and the inaccuracy of the terminology that frustrates me.

Look around and you will see there is the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People, the Black Muslims, and African-Americans.

All of these terms are used to refer to members of one group of people. Is it
any wonder I'm confused?

I have particular problems with the term African-American, a misnomer which
would lead me to believe these people somehow hold dual citizenship with another
country, or even worse, lead everyone to believe all those who use that term to
describe themselves are of African origin and are exclusively black in color.

As we all know, there are white Africans, too. Should they choose to come to the
U.S., they too, would be eligible for the label African-American, which would
further confuse the issue.

Enter the U.S. Census Bureau.

Rather than help clear up the ...

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