It's amazing how this country is so diverse, yet so ignorant to different cultures sometimes. I'm a black hispanic. I was in the grocery store speaking Spanish to my daughter and older lady came up to me and said "oh you speak Spanish? I wish I spoke Spanish. Where did you learn?!" I said, "... My mother..." Then she looked at me all shocked and said "but you're colored! Why are you a negro?!". I wanted to curse her out but I realized she was elderly so she may be a little, confused. I said "maybe I should remind you what year it is ma'am. It's 2013. You're no longer permitted to refer to me as negro or colored. Black will do just fine. And my mother is Dominican. The Dominican Republic was a destination of the African Slave Trade and was colonized by the Spanish. If you go to the Dominican Republic, there are tons of black people and they speak spanish. So, that would explain why I'm black and I speak spanish... Not that I really had to explain or anything..."
I tell you this story to ask: Considering how diverse America is, do you think Americans are ethnocentric: ignorant and/or lack concern for cultures other than their own? Why or why not?