Wednesday, November 24, 2021


“Let every man honor and love the land of his birth and the race from which he springs and keep their memory green. It is a pious and honorable duty. But let us have done with British-Americans and Irish-Americans and German-Americans, and so on, and all be Americans... If a man is going to be an American at all let him be so without any qualifying adjectives; and if he is going to be something else, let him drop the word American from his personal description.” – Henry Cabot Lodge.

At Maggie’s Farm.

Lodge made that statement in 1888, when "race" referred to countries, as in the "French race" or the "German race" or the "American race."

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