Funny stuff everywhere.
I got into an arguement with a family member the other day about the word "America."
I was talking to this girl at work who is from Mexico and I asked her how long she has lived in America.
"All my life," she responded
"But I thought that you were from Mexico?"
"I am. Mexico is part of America."
That shut my mouth right there.
We are so used to people calling out amazing country "America" that we forget that there a a few words that come before the A-word.
So, I was telling a family member aboot the convo that I had had at work and they told me that the Mexican girl was wrong by saying that she is from America.
It was really irritating, especially since I have always thought of this family member as being an educated and open minded person. I told them that people from Canada would probably also consider themselves Americans, too. As well as someone from fuckin Venezuala or Columbia and what not.
Are we so arrogant that we can not accept that people from these other countries can consider them selves Americans just like we are? Aren't we as citezens of the U.S.A. supposed to be accepting of people from all walks of life, even if they are of a different color or nationality or religion or whatever else a person can be?
I am a proud citezen of the United States of America, and I am proud to be connected to Mexico and Canada, as well as all our cousins in South and Central America. We are the New World. Why don't we act like it?