I have a question. Why do Americans consider themselves things like "African-Americans" when they, nor their father, nor their fathers father, etc. has ever lived in Africa (or whichever country)? Why don't they just consider themselves American?
A Kenyan-native recently came to work for my dad's department. She came here when she was 13 and became an American citizen. She is a true definition of "African-American".
Many Caucasians have ancestors from Europe, but people don't refer them to "European-Americans" do they? They just call them white or American.
I am part Thai and my mom was born and raised till she was 8 in Thailand. I'd be considered more "Asian-American" than some who consider themselves "African-American" since I actually have connection with my ancestors via my mom and grandma. But I don't, I consider myself "American".
Am I just ranting about nothing or do people really group themselves too much?