Obviously American is a nationality that everyone is a part of, but is American an ethnicity?
I had to take a poly sci class as part of the core curriculum and this was one of the debates in the class. The prof asked us what our ethnicity was. Basically I could not think of any group of people I was aligned with so I put American. For example, you could be part of a German ethnic group, but also there is simply German as in you are a citizen of the country. I thought that this could also be true of Americans, but the professor disagreed. I don't really understand why. My heritage in the US/North America goes back to 1741, they immigrated from Germany. I don't really have any other common heritage but what is in this country. I guess my family was originally part of the German heritage, but I have absolutely no idea what that would even mean or how I could possibly feel connected to that group of people. What is your opinion?