I’m a Scottish-Irish-English-Norwegian-Swedish-Native American. Did I win anything?
In all seriousness, when I hear _____-American it’s like nails on a chalk board. Unless a person was born in another country and then became an American citizen, it’s an inaccurate title. If born in America, you are American. If you live in America, but are not a citizen, you are whatever country citizen you came from. If you were born somewhere else and became an American citizen, then the title would fit.
I laugh when I explain to people Charlize Theron is African and Aboriginals are not African-American, and then see a perplexed look on their face. Ethnicity and Nationality are no longer intertwined, especially after so many centuries of interracial/intercultural mingling.
Please do not misunderstand. I have no problem (not that it would make any difference
)when using these things as a way to identify oneself, as you see Scottish is first on my list after finding out my Great-Grandmother belonged a Sept of the Clan MacLean, thus I barely qualify for membership. Its heritage, but it’s an inward (I think) identity, not an outward.
Just my two cents.