is there really such thing as an african american, an irish american, or any other ------- american? i mean American, thats not a race thats country, if you live in germany or france or india, your nationality is probably of that country, but in america, we have all come together as one. an african-american for instance, say your lineage has live in the US since 1900, your an american, because that is your home, if you just moved from africa, your an african until you gain citizenship, and then youv become an american, then you get maried and have a child, that child, if born in the US, is an american, if born elsewhere, he is an american because his parents are. if i moved to egypt, and live their, gained citezenship, and 100 years later, all of my decendants are completly irish, what are you going to call them? Irish-american-egyptians? unlikely, you will call them E-G-Y-P-T-I-A-N-S. so that is my line of thinking.