There you go again, "Norton." Trying to show your knowledge, but missing a few salient points!<quoted text>
One question: If a black person is BORN in America then why should they be called African American? Everybody is a decendent of somebody! You are blowing hot air! You just said, "If you were born in the US, regardless of ethnicity, you are an American". I rest my case! If a person is born in America they are an American! Of course, you have to bring up the SLAVE thing. That is history! Over and done! If people would just let that go , that would solve some of the racial issues which are getting worse. Yes, I am smart and I know how to google, but I also have some common sense which you do not seem to have!
Black, white, brown, red.......... born in this country, you are American, period. African-American denotes racial tones!...
1. If you are a citizen of Canada, you are an American.
2. If you are a citizen of Mexico, you are an American.
3. If you were born in the USA, you are not necessarily an "American" -- that is -- you do not necessarily qualify as, or become, a citizen of the USA.
Here is one exception to #3: A child, born in the USA, of parents who are in-country on diplomatic status, does NOT become a citizen of the USA.
So -- I challenge you -- if you know how to "Google," then do so. Your so-called "common sense" is often wrong.