Everyone looks like Americans

August 12th, 2019 by Ken

I recently had the opportunity to visit one of North America’s prime vacation spot. It was filled with tourists from all over the world. They were speaking several different languages, but one thing I noticed – – they all looked like Americans.

That’s right. At of the top tourist attractions in the world, everyone looked like Americans. They spoke Spanish, Japanese, Korean, German and other dialects and languages, but everyone of them looked like an American.

We are truly a magnificent country. A country of immigrants. A country where everyone belongs. A country composed of people from all over the world.

A six-foot blond male would look out of place in Japan, but not in the United States, A short Asian woman would look out of place in Germany, but not in America. We are a country that represents the world.

We have more poles in Chicago than they do in Warsaw. We have more Jews in New York than they do in most of Israel. We have thousand of enclaves all the round the country,

It’s that ethnic diversity that separates us from the rest of the world.

We haven’t always treated our immigrants fairly. We brought hundreds of thousands of Africans to our country against their will.

We first welcomed Chinese immigration to work on the railroads and then we ran them out of every major city of the West Coast. Now, cities brag about their Chinatown.

We heaped scorn on the Irish, for their religion, looking at them as if they were trash. Now, everyone is proud of his/her Irish heritage.

We looked with horror on the Eastern European migration at the turn of the 20th Century. At the Poles, the Slavs, the Russians and the Italians who came. They came is such great numbers that we thought they’d never assimilate. Now, they are us and ethnic names abound in our society.

During World War II we put West Coast Japanese, many of them American citizens, into relocation camps. Now, many of those same Japanese families are looked up to for their quiet suffering.

Following the wars in Korea and later Vietnam, thousands of our allies and their families moved to the United States. The Gulf War and the wars in the Middle East, brought other war victims, many of them practicing their religion and settling in our cities.

Now, we are experiencing migrations from our south, from Mexico and Central American communities. People looking for a better life and a chance to also experience the American dream – – and assimilation.

America is a nation of immigrant. And, while it is not always easy and change is seldom encouraged, it has made our country the envy of the world.

And, everyone who comes here, looks as we do. They all look like Americans. Take a look around.

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