nation of immigrants

Abagond

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The phrase “nation of immigrants” (1883) is often applied to the United States, especially by its scholars, journalists, presidents and schoolteachers.

Last week, President Obama put it like this (on November 20th 2014):

“My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too. And whether our forebearers were strangers who crossed the Atlantic, or the Pacific or the Rio Grande, we are here only because this country welcomed them in and taught them that to be an American is about something more than what we look like or what our last names are, or how we worship.”

His words do not apply to about 40% of the nation:

  • Not to Native Americans who were wiped out or driven west.
  • Nor to Black Americans who were brought in chains.
  • Nor to Chinese Americans who were killed or driven out of the western US in…

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~ by Mbeti on November 24, 2014.

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