When reading the term “Jewish-American” or “Hispanic-American”, a sense of separation can be read. Can it be that this hyphen acts more as a divider than anything else? E.W. Jackson, Republican candidate for Virginia Lieutenant Governor, states that referring to oneself as such comes “at the expense of our national unity.” He recognizes that there is a desire to keep ethnocentric ideaology, a connection to ones past and family history, but not at the expense of unification. Afterall, a nation does come together under one flag. Jackson’s views might be a little extreme and controversial to some, but take a look at his top issues when he formed a “socially conservative organization named Staying True to America’s National Destiny (STAND).”
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