What is the American Identity?
While in Boston for a political meeting, I was stopped by three high school students, one of whom is from Mattapan, filming a video project on "What is the American Identity?"
I was happy to help. My answer: The American identity is opportunity. We are a nation of immigrants. All of our families came here from someplace else and as such it is incumbent on us as 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation Americans to ensure that America is the same land of opportunity for all, from recent immigrants to those who have lived here their whole life.
How would you describe the American Identity?