What Does It Mean?

What does it mean to be an American?

What is this assimilation you speak of?

Why should there be no African- American, Mexican- American, Latin- American, Italian- American, and so forth?

What cultures are we canceling so everyone can be “American?”

Why are my Cajun roots subject to scrutiny if I say I’m part Acadian instead of American?

What is the state-sponsored normal once we’ve implemented this assimilation and canceled all else?

What is American if we are removing everything before the hyphen?



Published by Shaun M. Wilkinson

Poet. Author.

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