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Old 12-28-2012, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I have heard this from Canadians and some South Americans and they get mad when people from the US refer to themselves as "Americans". I am questioning why do they get mad and say "oh but we are all Americans"??? While accurate, the reason being is because America is in the name of our country, therefore the name of the people are called Americans, just as Mexico is Mexicans and Canada has Canadians. Is it an ego thing? or do people not grasp simple understandings? If not Amercians what would they suggest we call ourselves, Statsiens? Just a thought, any input that could help me understand the inferiority complex would be much appreciated, thanks
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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I have heard this from Canadians and some South Americans and they get mad when people from the US refer to themselves as "Americans".
I'm not sure who you are talking to, but I live in Canada and everyone I know calls people from the U.S. "Americans". We may call ourselves "North Americans" at times, but the moniker "American" is 100% yours.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Because they don't have a life. You do. Ignore them.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Caribbean
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I'm "American," and I can somewhat understand since all if us are in fact Americans. It is what is it is though. But perhaps we should call ourselves Statesiders....like certain of our territories call us. LOL.

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Old 12-28-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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Huh?
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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I refer to myself as a Texan. :^D We call ourselves Americans because The United States of Americans is just too long and we love short names/nicknames!!!!
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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I see this brought up on forums all the time and it's almost always by liberal white Americans who see racists behind every tree.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Caribbean
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I see this brought up on forums all the time and it's almost always by liberal white Americans who see racists behind every tree.
What does race have to do with this?
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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What does race have to do with this?
Nothing. Racism is currently being used in broader terms and deals with more than the color of people's skin (ethnic differences or even religious). He is referencing those found (in every country) that like to "hate" on themselves. They find the negative in all things particular to their nation and - in the USA - that usually means placing the blame on overt (or covert) racism. Some people are the opposite and just see good even though there is bad . . . people! What can you do?
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Just a thought, any input that could help me understand the inferiority complex would be much appreciated, thanks
LOL.

Well, ok, im gonna confess. Me and all southamericans and Canadian have an inferiority complex cause USA is so awesome, and we also have an inferiority complex to you, cause, you know, you are "the awesome"
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