Warning: this article contains some strong language, and if you're the type to complain about it, leave now.
Being a first generation American was great when i moved here in 1989 at the age of 7. Since then I've had the chance to live in a lot more countries (Italy, England, Dubai) and realize that the land of freedom is nothing but a type of racism in different wrapping.
The Brits are angry about having had and lost an empire, and they still seem to have quite the complex about it. My English friends are even quite candid about it.
Italians are nationalistic and don't really give a shit, which is fine in my book. Their country, their people, and their right in my opinion.
The Arabs in Dubai are too busy kissing Western ass to often even realize where their lips are planted, and it's truly a sad state of affairs once you get past it. I make no qualms about Dubai being a great place to be, but it is a nightmare to live if the tint of your skin happens to be darker than the sand at the beach.
But then there's America. Ahhhh America. The land of opportunity. The land of the free and the home of the brave. All is gravy until you read the fine print. Apparently the country founded on other peoples property and based on immigrants has developed a distaste for other immigrants. What the hell is going on here? Who the hell granted one group the right to discriminate against another?
It is truly amazing to me the wide range of racism that defines American history more than any other thing. The earliest Americans hated the British, then once that was over, they hated each other. After the civil war sorted some things out, there were other people to hate. Irish were obviously inferior and worth hating. Then when the Irish scum became mainstream, it was Catholic Irish that were truly despicable and could never be president. All the while the African imports working the fields weren't even considered worthy of hating because they were on a level below hating until they suddenly became worthy enough to "officially" hate and then they were hated until it became politically incorrect to hate them. Let me know when you get dizzy.
Then there are "my people." You know the kind. The one with the tan skin and thick accents who place more importance on family than money. Yeah, us, the hippest group to hate after 9/11.
Ever try being a frequent flier with my color skin? No fun I tell ya.
Forget my cause for a minute though. Lets focus on the aesthetically similar, but geographically different. Latin Americans and Mexicans specifically. It is now apparently so vulgar to think about our neighbors coming over that entire political campaigns are based on how Mexicans destroy our values and way of life when they come in to try and find a better life for their children than the one they left behind... oh wait, I've heard this one before.
I'm not here to argue the logistics of having "guest workers" in the country, nor am I here to argue about what parties are more racist than the other (if you don't know this, you're seriously a dumb-ass). What disturbs me, as an immigrant American, is the fact that the land of the free and home of the brave, the very same land that was founded for the people wanting to be a part of something other than their own people (for various reasons), is such a disgusting perma-fad of racism towards one race or another, that it has lost its way.
I for one say a big "fuck you" to any race, creed, religion, or ideology that encourages one American from trying to stop anyone from becoming an American. It is, for a lack of a better phrase, unAmerican to say someone is not American.
God bless the USA- not the white, black, brown, yellow, pink, or green people, but anyone and everyone who stands for what principles the USA was founded on, and another big "fuck you" to whoever sees America for other than what she truly is.