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Old 03-04-2008, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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The term "All-American" has many implications. Some states such as Illinois, Ohio, Kansas for various subjective reasons can be argued to showcase more "All-American" qualities than others. But are there certain states that seem "un-American" compared to other states? And for what reasons?

Keeping in mind, Yes, America is built on differences & diversity. Racial-ethnic dimensions are part of the American fabric.

 
Old 03-04-2008, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I'd probably say Hawaii, because a lot of people there want to secede from the union.

I dont' think there is any other state where a sizable part of the population wants to leave the USA. That is pretty un-American in my book.
 
Old 03-04-2008, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Thanks for your thought. but by 'un-American' it is not necessarily 'anti-American'
 
Old 03-04-2008, 11:39 PM
 
Location: yeah
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How about "which state is least American?"
 
Old 03-04-2008, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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that's better- is there a way to change the thread title?
 
Old 03-04-2008, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I think Hawaii is the most atypical American state. More paradise than apple pie.
 
Old 03-04-2008, 11:43 PM
 
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I agree with Hawaii.

I'll also say New Mexico. The Native influences give it a very unique and different vibe.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 12:03 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I would say New Mexico also,this state is unlike no other, and also South Texas,not the whole state but South Texas is a whole other world.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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The term "All-American" has many implications. Some states such as Illinois, Ohio, Kansas for various subjective reasons can be argued to showcase more "All-American" qualities than others. But are there certain states that seem "un-American" compared to other states? And for what reasons?

Keeping in mind, Yes, America is built on differences & diversity. Racial-ethnic dimensions are part of the American fabric.
Hawaii - Asian majority, separated from the rest of the U.S.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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How do you define the qualities of being "American"?

The definition of being "American" has been co-opted and used as a hammer by politicos and idealistic demogogues for decades now. It has practically lost all meaning.
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