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domingo, 15 de enero de 2017

No More Hyphenated Americans

No More Hyphenated Americans
Every time we say the Pledge of Allegiance, we confess that we are "one nation," but there is less and less cultural evidence of that.  In fact, after eight years of perhaps the most divisive president in American history, we are more balkanized than ever.  Not only have the ethnic divisions been exacerbated by the constant allegations of racism and white privilege, but we now contend with a whole new set of tribal identities.  We are not only segmented by racial classifications of black, white, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American, but shoehorned into the mix are sexual categories of gay; lesbian; bisexual; transgender, and, according to Facebook, 56 other gender identities.