I look at people based on how they act and little else. I feel that adding a hyphen to american adds to race discrimination. If you call someone Irish-American, that tells everyone listening that this person is different then other Americans. If we all just start calling everyone American in the US people would stop looking for the difference in people and start looking at them as a person. If everyone followed “Judge a person by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin” this world would be a much better place. There are people that gain a lot of power and make a lot of money keeping race discrimination alive.