It seems to me as though to be British or American you have to be white?
Height and Skin and other features are genetic, then why can people not accept people who are 'white' in all their ways except their colour?
Actually, my parents are Italian, despite being born and raised in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia), studying in South Africa and having been living in Britain for the last 20 years. I'm British, but Italy have me down as a citizen too. Isn't nationality fun?
Look at your passport, it tells you all you need to know.
Oh well... that's interesting to know.
Being British means to accept this countries ideals,laws and to respect it to its full extent,people offer different views on what exaclty is British and American for that matter but on the whole both nations are generally classed as white ( even though 12 million americans are black) or something around that figure someone correct me if im wrong?
Ethnically, being British means to have British ancestors and British heritage.
Political correctly, being British means anyone can be British regardless of their ancestry, heritage, colour of skin etc. But you must be a citizen here.
There's a legal definition, a separate cultural definition which is necessarily vague, and a sense of national identity. 3 different things.
The problem America has is that so many choose to consider themselves hyphenated-Americans. There are at least three ethno-nations sharing that legal-national tag. And two of them use the political process to advance their ethnic interests at the expense of the other.
There are very few nations which have as powerful and pervasive a sense of their national history as the African-Americans do, and there are few populations so deeply resentful, mistrusting and historically divided from another population with which they share a legal-national identity.
We're recreating America's unfortunate problems here.