How many Americans know the ancestry of even their grandparents, much less great-grandparents?
For every single -ish or -ism trying to get to America in the past there were people actively opposing their ancestors. Every single religion, regionalism, language, or 'look', there were Americans hating them.
Why has this been forgotten?
Or... is it being 'celebrated'? :-((
We're the Benighted States of Unawareica!