Why do Americans distinguish people from oneanother by saying "X-American", like "Martian-American".
It's intentionally racist. A label applied even to people born and raised in a country that allies them with some place they may not have even been to or care about.
Why is Wikipedia especially interested with categorizing people in this manner? Everyone get labelled with a category as though it's particularly useful or interesting to get a list of all persons born in the USA, but who aren't REALLY Americans.
I thought Americans were supposed to be part of one big melting pot. I suppose I should admit that on the level of economics and politics there is significant consensus among the masses. A free market where a lack of success is each individual's fault, politics where people freely vote among the choices presented. Yep, all peachy keen.