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Why My Immigrant Parent Gave Me Such An “American” Name

Emotionally, there were times I longed for a hint of my Salvadoran heritage in my name.

Plenty of Americans have names that don't convey their full cultural background because, at this point, so many of us are mixed up. How could our names possibly communicate all that we are? But when the time comes for an interracial, interethnic, international couple to name their child, they're often faced with a political decision.

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What Immigration Taught Me About The Fourth Of July

There is no way you can understand what a big deal being American is, because you’ve always had it.” Image: Thinkstock.

While I would like to think that I paused for a minute or two to think about what it means to be American, I was mostly focused on looking forward to the fireworks show.
But all of that changed for me last year. Three weeks before the Fourth of July, my husband became a citizen of the United States.

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Hell Hath No Fury: The 5 Craziest Cheating Revenge Stories

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15 Problems You'll Only Understand If You're A Jew Who Doesn't 'Look Jewish'

No one wants to have to say, “Shalom! I’m a child of Israel, and you are . . . ?”

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Go Ahead And Shave Your Snatch—The Hair Won't Grow Back Any Thicker

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The Reluctant Dragon Lady: How Hollywood’s First Chinese-American Star Was Kept From the Spotlight

Struggling against Asian stereotypes as she took on Hollywood, Anna May Wong was never given the due she deserved.

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Lacy Chabert Sells Soul, Makes Movie that Looks Suspiciously Like Ad for ChristianMingle.com

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The Ebola Outbreak: Coming to a Town Near You

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The virus creates new horrors by the day in Africa. The wily nature of the disease, together with various social barriers creates the perfect storm.

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Watch: Americans Venture into the World of Japanese Snacks

For all who have wondered about, but never dared try, quizzical Japanese snacks: This one’s for you!

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The Asian Comic-Book Superhero You Never Heard of is Getting a Second Chance

Originally created in the throes of World War II, the Green Turtle is finally getting the backstory and racial identity previously denied him.

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