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Old 10-28-2017, 06:55 PM
 
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The current political climate has made me identify much less as an American in my mind.
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:54 PM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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I just want to say that I wrote a long-winded very post about how my degree of identification with being an American has also changed in relation to various political considerations, but I decided to delete it. So you can all be grateful.
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I don't identify with the city, state, or country I'm in. At all.

I do identify with the neighborhood and greater area/culture I grew up in, however.
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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That all depends upon the circumstances and who I'm talking to. Generally, I identify as either a Utahn or a Salt Laker. But when somebody in Europe looks at me with a look like, "Huh?" I say, "Well... not too far from California," and they know what I'm talking about. To identify purely as "American" isn't specific enough, since this is such a large and varied country.
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I just want to say that I wrote a long-winded very post about how my degree of identification with being an American has also changed in relation to various political considerations, but I decided to delete it. So you can all be grateful.
I often wonder who or what I self-identify with - maybe region? Not sure. Sometimes I get so tired of the political climate and how many things to me seem so generically mainstream nowadays to the point that it appears that no one either has a mind of his/her own or is allowed to have one that is truly unique. I pop in my earbuds, listen to some good trance music, look up at celestial beings, and then I feel more connected with something greater.
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Old 10-29-2017, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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I identify with NYC, but I don't consider myself a New Yorker because I come from Chicago albeit I've lived in NYC for over 7 years. That being said, I put that to an extreme, as if I can no longer do so, I'm probably leaving the US or at least trying. I have very low patriotic attachment, but NYC really keeps me sated.
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: plano
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It once was the USA. Then I was called a deplorable for considering things like the it's targeting groups for their beliefs. So now it's I believe in freedom and honesty nit state it city or geographically defined entity.
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:38 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Honestly, I couldn't tell you the answer. I immigrated to the US at an early age and grew up in Michigan then moved to California where I've spent the majority of my life before relocating to Texas this year. If I had to pick some place, I'd say California but the time spent there isn't even 50% of my life.

I identify more as a "global citizen" or a "citizen of the Internet" since the same Internet groups that I subscribe to and participate in continue to be with me no matter where I move to (except maybe a country that censors the Internet.)
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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when out of the country, I'm an American. When in this country, I refer to myself as a New Englander. In New England, I'm a Rhode Islander.
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:18 PM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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Grew up in the NY metro area and still live in the area. Grew up in Staten Island and moved to the suburbs, but when people ask me what I identify with, I say I'm a New Yorker (don't really identify with the state)
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