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    Tuesday, September 19, 2006

    Google Shows Some Love to the UNCF

     
    As part of Google's ongoing commitment to advancing computing and technology, we're pleased to tell you that the United Negro College Fund and Google have partnered to create the UNCF/Google Scholarship Program. We hope this program will encourage students to excel in their studies, inspire them to become role models and leaders, and help remove the financial barriers for African-American students wishing to pursue an engineering degree.

     
    Courtesy of the GoogleBlog.  But the deadline is October 5, so hurry, now!  Here's the info.
     
    Here's the part where I say:
    I hate the term "xxxxxxxxxx-American".
     
    Mexican-American.
    African-American.
    Latino-American.
    Irish-American.
    Polish-American.
    Chinese-American.
     
    Please.  At what point do you stop using the "-American" part in your identity?  How many generations are required until you go from "Dash-American" to "American"?  Two?  One?  Five?  How ridiculous.  It's like you're an American-In-Training, or instead of being on the American Team, you're on the practice squad, because obviously you need a season or two of training, although you can travel with the rest of the squad on Sundays.  Diversity should be celebrated; however, hyphenating one's nationality or ethnicity with "American" is not the way to do it, thanks.  I never thought that was a good idea.
     
    With that, I will link to this blog:  The Assimilated Negro.  Seems like I've linked to this before, but I can't remember.  I must be a Forgetful-American.
     
    Expect a permanent link to follow.
     
    Computer Geek-Americans.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    1 Comment:

    Ahoj said...

    Hi there,

    I love this post about Dash-Americans. Seems like the American approach to 'Political Correctness'.

    Still laughing,
    Ahoj
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