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 http://www.zompist.com/amercult.html isn't just nonsense, after
> 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 email@example.com
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