Originally Posted by gmlasam
Sometimes I laugh when people ask my Grandfather his citizenship. He says " I'm American " with a strong German accent. They kinda smile at him when they hear his accent.
I consider myself American though my heritage is German. I do not say Im German American.
Well if you were born and raised here then I can understand that but some of us were born and grew up in a different country. I'm a naturalized US citizen so that would make me an American but the Filipino culture and values in me are still strong. I wouldn,t have it any other way. People call themselves or want to be called in some ways because they have reasons. If some people think that "hyphenated nationalities or citizenship" is absurd or what ever description they attach to it, then it basically is an opinion.