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What does an American look like?


Asked by FelipesMom at 10:20 AM on Oct. 23, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:21 AM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • Anything and everything. America's traditional look and dress is that of the Native American, but now there is no way of looking at someone and knowing.

    Answer by scout_mom at 10:37 AM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • think of any nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality of a person in another country...and i bet you can find one that is an American.

    NP is that school house rock? i LOVE it!!

    Answer by okmanders at 1:06 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • I used to ask this to 1st graders when I taught (before I had my own kids) and the responses were always really cute. Some kids said a soldier, others would say things like "not Chinese, blue or brown eyes, black or white skin, brown blonde red or black hair, smiley," etc. I will never forget one of my students said "tall unless they are a midget or a kid. Then they are short until middle school!" lol This is one of those questions there isn't a straight answer too. The easiest way to tell an American from someone else is if they speak English with an American accent -- which isn't something you can tell by looking at someone, and even that doesn't always give it away

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • I think the question should be, what doesn't an American look like haha.

    Answer by Nanixh at 10:40 AM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • uh... statistically?... Overweight. Overseas they call being fat "American's Disease."

    Answer by -Cassandra- at 10:45 AM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • Diversity-Rainbow. Light. Dark. Mixed. Young. Old. Modern. Traditional. Pretty. Ugly? :)

    Answer by 2tinyhineys at 1:41 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • Depends on what you see when you look in the mirror.

    Answer by 69humblepie at 12:12 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • Oh,a nd NotPanicking, I lOVE the "Great American Melting Pot" pic from School House Rock!

    Answer by 69humblepie at 12:13 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • One who's independant and self reliant,someone who cares about their health and goes after their dreams with vigor. Also someone who helps those in need regardless of circumstance, one who schools themselves on their freedom and rights. One who will stand up and fight for thier country if its for the right reasons.

    Answer by MarGeee at 12:37 PM on Oct. 23, 2010