People just have the most glowing opinions of Southerners.
I know, it disgusts me, as someone who hails from maple syrup land, I am ashamed at how insanely elitist people are up north. Some of the kindest most generous people I have ever known were from the south.
So tell me, what culture is it that immigrants have to assimilate into? If there's no white American culture then what is the origin of the phrases "Americanized" or "Westernized" and what the hell are radical Muslims waging Jihad against? Why is America's number one export it's culture (hence the Coke and Pepsi reference), but evidently there is no culture to export?
I think that is properly far more economic and political than racial. You're conflating white Americans with America as an economic force and political superpower.
I'm not saying that non-whites haven't contributed to American culture, but referring the origins of many aspects of American culture. Thankfully they're being diluted which is why salsa is outselling ketchup and Chinese carryouts are in even the most lilly white areas.
And it's white people who are pushing the sales of salsa and Chinese food.
Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"
I think racial pride is either ALL ok or ALL bad. This in between bullshit we got going on is absurd. Its ok to be proud ot be black, asian, latino, but wrong to be proud to be white? I call bullshit. Then again, its white people who make those rules up which is hilarious.