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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd Girl View Post
    You said I "can't have one without the other." My initial thought was, "uh oh, I only have one." I was just playing around with your logic, but I understand you to mean your situation. I think it's a common thing to see the hyphenation in last names and nationalities. I've never done it, nor do I have a desire to do it, which is why I was curious. I'm guessing it has to do with pride/loyalty to your roots. Would you say that's accurate?
    Definitely. The hyphen is there to show that there is a connection between the two.

    I can definitely go further with ethnicity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Rave View Post
    Definitely. The hyphen is there to show that there is a connection between the two.
    So it means you were born in Asia, but you're also American? Or can anyone do it? Notice, when African-Americans do it, not all of them are born in Africa. I'm trying to figure out the business logic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    Don't worry, be angry.
    Wha? neverz. :delete1:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd Girl View Post
    Wha? neverz. :delete1:

    I take it you didn't notice Burning Rave's signature.

    I for one love it. Makes me giggle every time.

    Right on, Burning Rave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    I take it you didn't notice Burning Rave's signature.

    I for one love it. Makes me giggle every time.

    Right on, Burning Rave.
    You're right, I did not notice that. It took me a minute to adjust my eyes to the fine details. I don't normally look at the sigs. That is, unless I'm looking for details about someone's type; then, sometimes I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd Girl View Post
    So it means you were born in Asia, but you're also American? Or can anyone do it? Notice, when African-Americans do it, not all of them are born in Africa. I'm trying to figure out the business logic.
    Nope, I was born IN America but am also Asian. There are probably other uses for it

    American-Asian works too if you are that inclined to put where I was born first. Then again, there does seem to be a difference between American-Asian and Asian-American.

    But first and foremost is that I am both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Rave View Post
    Nope, I was born IN America but am also Asian. There are probably other uses for it

    American-Asian works too if you are that inclined to put where I was born first. Then again, there does seem to be a difference between American-Asian and Asian-American.
    Nothing wrong with that I guess. It's becoming a more and more common thing in America, so I was curious more than anything. Thanks for your replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Rave View Post
    Sometimes, all I can think about is that I live in America, not your country of origin. But at times, I am treated as if I am not particularly American.

    Anyone else feel this way? Are there particular ways to quell this?
    There's plenty of people who've lived in America for generations who are being made to feel not particularly American at the minute, some of the more radical political factions (they dont think they are radical) have succeeded in defining American identity and framing the cultural agenda.

    So if you dont believe in the Washington Consensus and Corporate Agenda, whether you've just moved in or been there for generations doesnt matter, I reckon that's more significant than differences about what food you like, what TV you watch, what pass times you're engaged in, stuff like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    There's plenty of people who've lived in America for generations who are being made to feel not particularly American at the minute, some of the more radical political factions (they dont think they are radical) have succeeded in defining American identity and framing the cultural agenda.

    So if you dont believe in the Washington Consensus and Corporate Agenda, whether you've just moved in or been there for generations doesnt matter, I reckon that's more significant than differences about what food you like, what TV you watch, what pass times you're engaged in, stuff like that.
    You know what I like about you Lark? We detest the same people.

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