American – adjective – relating to or distinguished by self-abnegation. Descriptive of the state of absorbing racism, bigotry, and exploitation. Despite the challenges and odds to overcome, managing to score a 98% on the New York State Board of Regents in U.S. History. Being able to fluently speak three languages. Working for some of the largest corporations and outperforming peers. Learning C++ for fun. That’s American, citizenship is the easy part.