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Re: CHAT: American Culture (was Re: "Whiteness" Re: Obseneties)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Saturday, September 2, 2000, 2:35
On Fri, 1 Sep 2000, Thomas R. Wier wrote:

> That's an interesting question. The answers is, I think: there is no one > American culture, and there never has been.
Yes and no. What is a matter of culture and what is a matter of individual (or family) preference is itself a matter of culture. The "Are you an X?" pages at isn't just nonsense, after all.
> New York City (former > New Amsterdam), to cite just one example, kept its archives in both Dutch > and English until 1825 IIRC, and there are still members of the Dutch Reformed > Church in that city.
Many of whom, to my personal knowledge, are persons of color! -- John Cowan "[O]n the whole I'd rather make love than shoot guns [...]" --Eric Raymond