Letter writer John C. Maine is to be commended. He states that those born in America of immigrant parents are “100 percent American,” not a view that many share. For instance, hospital admission papers ask “race” with pre-chosen answers such as black, Caucasian and Asian. However, under “ethnicity,” choices are Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Are Hispanics the only ones signaled out? Celebrities and politicians continue to be viewed as Hispanic while being fifth- or sixth-generation U.S. citizens.
Shouldn’t all U.S. citizens be viewed as what we are without ethnic or racial designations? We are all Americans whether born here, naturalized or awaiting legalization.
Alicia Cubota-Smith, Miami Beach