People rarely refer to themselves as Scottish-American or Korean-American. They'll usually just say "Scottish" of "Korean". But if someone says they're Japanese-Italian, you GENERALLY think they're half of each, not that they're a Japanese person living in Italy, right? So why don't we think that way of someone who is [insert ethnicity]-American? amirite?

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The term "American" has nothing to do with ethnicity like you said. It just means you live in America.

sigh, long post ಠ_ಠ

@HettyPotter sigh, long post ಠ_ಠ

sorry, it was in response to another post.

Anonymous 0Reply

this is just really confusing. so i vote no.

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Chromanas avatar Chromana Yeah You Are +1Reply

Makes sense to me

Anonymous 0Reply

essentially, if you meet someone who says that they are japanese-italian, you wouldn't be meeting them in japan or italy. if you meet someone like that in the US, you wouldn't assume that they live in japan or italy, because they probably live in the usa. whereas, if you meet someone who is african-american, they probably do live in america.

Anonymous 0Reply

also, if i meet someone who calls themself an italian-american, i don't assume that they are of entirely italian descent. if i meet them in america and they speak decent english, i assume they are of italian and american descent.

Anonymous 0Reply

I think of people descending from Italy, France, Ireland, etc, as European American. We don`t say Sudanese American or Ghanan American, we just say African American, so why not European American?

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