by Lawrence M. Crouch
I AM an American
I AM NOT a European-American, African-American, Oriental-American, Hispanic-American, Native-American or any other
ethnic group-American. I AM an American.
I AM NOT a Catholic-American, Protestant-American, Jewish-American,
Moslem-American, Hindu-American, Buddhist-American or any other religion-American. I AM an American.
I AM NOT a Republican, Democrat, Liberatarian, Green, Socialist, Communist, Anarchist, Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, Save the Whales, or any other party or causes first-American. I AM an American.
I AM NOT a rich-American, middle-class-American, poor-American, Rural-American or urban-American. I AM an American
And as an American, I resent being lumped into a hyphenated-American classification by faceless bureaucrats whose sole purpose seem to be to divide us as Americans.