What do you call a black man born in Germany?
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
How does my identification as an African-American disrupt the harmony of anyone?
What I get from it from it is exactly what it looks like .. an identification with my heritage.What benefit do we get from that except proper maintenance of the "us vs. them" mentality such labels help ensure? Whether your avatar actually reflects your status in active duty or not, assuming you are on active duty, do you think it's important that you describe yourself as a "female soldier" instead of just a soldier? It's the truth, isn't it? If you were a doctor, would you insist on being called a "female doctor"? Or an "African American Doctor"? It's the truth, so why not? As long as it's the truth, it can't be adversarial to social harmony, right?
Think about it.
My avatar is my daughter .. who also identifies herself as an African-American .. when it suits the circumstances. She's in the military and a leader, so there are all manner of things she is restricted by circumstance from doing. She recognizes that the military is not society.
I, her father, have no such restrictions.
What changes when I meet someone who identifies themselves as 'Indian-American' rather than 'American?' Answer, absolutely nothing.
If that affects you .. then you have the answer to what disrupts social harmony.
My question for you .. being a conservative .. is when did the right become aware of 'social harmony?' Surely you are aware of the intense adverarial relationship between conservatives and just about everybody else? How does that on-going hate-hate relationship add to social harmony?