Are you a “white” American?
Have you been feeling left out, neglected, and dissed because all the Americans-of-color have fancy hyphenated group-names like African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Latino-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Arab-Americans, Muslim-Americans, and of course THE BEST AND MOSTEST hyphenated group of all, the NATIVE-Americans?
Well, the Democratic Party of Hyphenated Americans care about your feeeeeelings. So now whities also get a hyphen!!!!
The official 2012 Democratic Convention website is calling on all “European and Mediterranean Americans” to “come together”! Here’s the article:
European and Mediterranean Americans met in the Ethnic Council meeting at Charlotte Convention Center on Monday, September 3 to discuss the engagement and empowerment of grassroots communities in the political process.
The Ethnic Council is a coalition of leaders representing Democrats who have organized among diverse backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities and demographic or geographic origins. At the convention, they are coming together to support President Barack Obama’s re-nomination and discuss strategies for increasing grassroots participation.
The personal stories of the delegates reflected American diversity and shared heritage. Members offered ideas about connecting with specific communities as they work to keep our country moving in the right direction.
Maryland State Senator Jim Rosapepe, an Italian-American, is excited to re-nominate President Obama. Senator Rosapepe said, “I think he stands for the values we grew up with: family, education, and community. When Italian-Americans came, we had to stand together. Italian-Americans got ahead by the way others got ahead, by standing together.”
Don’t you feel more American now that you also have a hyphen?
Phew! I’m so relieved now that the Democrats have put every American into neat little boxes in accordance with our race, ethnicity, and continent of origin — no matter how many generations it was since your ancestors had left that continent!
But wait. Weren’t we told back in 2008 that the half African-American, half European-American POS would be America’s first post-racial president?