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reply #32, renegadedog9
Originally posted by renegadedog9 at 2008-5-16 20:41
You are wrong. A Chinese American is of 'Chinese' (i.e. Han usually) ethnicity , and American nationality.
As I have discussed earlier, "Ethnic groups or ethnicity include people such as "Latino" which can come from more than twenty (20) countries. Ethnic groups or ethnicity also include religious groups such as Christian, Catholic, Buddhist, Jews, and Muslim which have nothing to do with countries."
Have you study logic before? "Asian" is another ethnic group or ethnicity term which consists of people from more than thirty (30) countries including Chinese. It will be illogically to say Chinese is also an ethnicity. How can people distinguish? It will be very confusing.
If the discussion is about John McCain, we should use the American way. Are you living in the United States? Unlike China the U. S. is a multiple racial country. Even if you look a little bit different, Americans will first assume you are already an American. Then they will ask about your nationality? If they already know that you are a foreigner, they will simply ask about which country you are from? but not "nationality."
Although I don't like it, but this is the American way - selfish. First of all, they should not called themselves "American" because Americans could be people from North and South American. Then, they should not call their baseball championship "World Series" because it was played only by the U. S. and Canada, etc.....
Most importantly, Be realistic, don't you think the word "ethnicity" is, kind of, difficult to pronounce? or difficult for people to listen to or comprehense? Who really want to say it?