I am not out to start any arguments, honestly. But I am genuinely interested. Please remember English is not my first language, so the tone of the words might be incorrect. When I lived in the USA for 18 months, in White Plains NY, in the early 1980's. Back then nearly everybody qualified their American nationality, they were always 'Italian' Americans or 'Irish' Americans. There was always a great emphases placed on the immigrant origin of their families. I also remember that there was a lot of different parades and processions in NYC, for the various nationalities, in which the people taking part displayed great pride in. Mexican, Irish, Italian and Puerto Rican parades, you hardly saw an American flag I remember. Does this still happen?