Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Short Reflection of a Hyphenated Nation

A wonderful friend posted a quotation lamenting the use of the hyphen to make distinctions among Americans.  This quotation pled with citizens to not see themselves as defined by a hyphenated particular, but rather as simply American. As I considered the issue, I shared these thoughts:

"A complex and soul stirring issue. I am proud to be an American yet reality has taught me that I must always deal with those who see my exterior appearance and culturally identifying attributes as reasons to consider me a lesser American.  I don't necessarily  mind the hyphen, unless it is misunderstood as a 'minus sign'."

Even so, I soldier on!

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