- Mexican-American, Latino-American, Hispanic-American, Jewish-American, Muslim-American, Asian-American, Arab-American, Cuban-Americans, Irish-American, Italian-American, Native American...........
Do we hear of Muslim-French, Asian-English, Italian-German, Jewish-Canadian? Of course not!! In no other country are people referenced by their ethnic heritage or religious affiliation. It just plain sounds STUPID.
My opinion is that politicians, to promote identity politics, have used the hyphen to engender support and feed the victim mentality--to increase power. The idiocy of "multiculturalism" divides us and focuses on differences. There is nothing wrong with preserving cultural heritage but hyphenating identity is divisive and harmful to our future.
John Wayne published a poem "The Hyphen" --I cannot add to what he said. En