EXACTLY. Foreign ethnic prejudices carried over to the USA and haven’t gone away. Common unspoken US prejudices: Nordic is held up as “higher than” USA. England is weird speaking USA. Ireland and Scotland is uncivilized English. Germany is America’s brother who is high strung and keeps getting in trouble. France is weird but we don’t know what to do with France, so I guess it’s alright. and that’s what implicit “America” is among far too many. It’s a small circle and it’s a prejudice I find gross because for me, it goes AGAINST what I believe America is all about.

EXACTLY. Foreign ethnic prejudices carried over to the USA and haven’t gone away.

Common unspoken US prejudices:
Nordic is held up as “higher than” USA.
England is weird speaking USA.
Ireland and Scotland is uncivilized English.
Germany is America’s brother who is high strung and keeps getting in trouble.
France is weird but we don’t know what to do with France, so I guess it’s alright.

and that’s what implicit “America” is among far too many. It’s a small circle and it’s a prejudice I find gross because for me, it goes AGAINST what I believe America is all about.

 

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