American culture

Discuss this oxymoron in the comments below.


  • 14

    The person who put this must not of heard about the American West, philly cheesesteaks, or Hummers? I vote hippies to stop making dumb oxymorons here.

  • jason112222

    Ever hear of the American Indians?

  • fafaewafwfweafwea

    its not cuz of thatamerican culture.. hahaamerica has NO culture whatsoevertheir language is made of different languagesthere are NO american roots whatsoeverand their culture is O% own too hahaits all hispanic, european, and all that. haha

  • Fashizzle Dizzle

    A culture made up of different cultures is also considered a culture. To take up your theory is to say the all the countries in the world don't have their OWN cultures because they're made up of different ethnic groups (migration is what makes cultures and countries). Europe was made by Homo erectus travelling from Africa, Hispanics are a mix of a bunch of ethnic groups…you, my friend, don't have culture!

  • SoCalian

    haha i love how this is an oxymoron

  • William-mangham

    what is american culture? sense americon culture can mean north or south america and the u.s is such a melting pot .

  • http://www.modernfurniturewarehouse.com/ Modern Furniture

    Is it Oxygen Moron? Could anyone explain to me what does this really mean?

  • KV

    american roots are those of the settlers arriving from different countries and planting their roots. that means that australia has no roots, neither does Canada…or you might just be wrong…yes, i think you are!

  • kv

    look it up man

  • dopamine

    brilliant!

  • dopamine

    brilliant!

  • Mstrishcharles

    American Indians were not the first here. In fact they were drop offs in about the middle of the migration of man as he spread from Africa to the Americas.

    For those not understanding what the commenter was trying to tell you, you should probably watch ” the journy of man” if describes how over 50,000 years man migrated from Africa to all other parts of that world.

    However the poster who said that culture is created it correst. Groups that dropped off and began living according to values they created, along with languages they created and more. became cultures.

  • Sparkyblech

    Anthropologist here…
    This is a load of crap. The end.
    thank you, have a good day

  • http://twitter.com/JennyMarianne Jen Reilly

    Second anthropologist opinion here. If the United States population’s collective history, connections, beliefs, and current actions by your definition is not ‘culture’ because the people themselves have genetic roots from around the world, then let us examine the question, “How far back does one’s genetic history have to go in a region before one is considered integrated ‘culturally’ within that region?” If we make recent immigration and settlement the criteria by which we disqualify a prospective cultural presence, then we must also define ‘recent’ within that context. Under your theory, one might possibly say that the only human settlement on earth with a culture is the San tribe in Africa. Everyone can from somewhere. Most Americans may have emigrated more recently from their respective countries of origin, but it is hardly the first time a country’s inhabitants have blended their cultures, languages, beliefs, and lifestyles together- nor, of course, will it be the last.

  • http://twitter.com/JennyMarianne Jen Reilly

    Second anthropologist opinion here. If the United States population’s collective history, connections, beliefs, and current actions by your definition is not ‘culture’ because the people themselves have genetic roots from around the world, then let us examine the question, “How far back does one’s genetic history have to go in a region before one is considered integrated ‘culturally’ within that region?” If we make recent immigration and settlement the criteria by which we disqualify a prospective cultural presence, then we must also define ‘recent’ within that context. Under your theory, one might possibly say that the only human settlement on earth with a culture is the San tribe in Africa. Everyone can from somewhere. Most Americans may have emigrated more recently from their respective countries of origin, but it is hardly the first time a country’s inhabitants have blended their cultures, languages, beliefs, and lifestyles together- nor, of course, will it be the last.

  • Jackbegloom

    Anthropologist here… America has a culture… it’s just been vilified and depleted  because of disgraceful people like the ones on this site.   Thank you…

  • Dwasser

    Ever hear of a little thing called Rock and Roll, what about Jazz or the Blues?

  • Francis

    American culture is not,in fact ,an oxymoron. Americans are a culmination of people who have immigrated as well as the American Indians. Culture is what a group of people decide how they wish to live and develop what we call a democracy.Ever here of the constitution?

  • TinyTim

    We Canadians could have had it all: British government, French culture and American productivity; instead we ended up with French government, British productivity and American culture.

  • unitedwestand

    to define America and those that make up the fabric of American  as a culture is an oxymoron.  Can we define the greatest gift that any country can provide, as a disision made by one culture or another? Who cares who arrived first.  We are free to call America what ever we want, and have the guns to back it up.  Go liberate the socialistic independence of Europe.  Cheers

  • Cultural Anthropologist

    I do not expect to received an answer to my statement! Can someone tell me where the writers before me learn to write. The same way they write is the same way they think!!! They probably will elect a “Flip-Flop” for president…

  • 573012

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture of the United States

    A country from which produced rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, punk rock, bluegrass, hip hop, swing, ragtime, transcendentalism, tin pan alley, country music, rhythm & blues, abstract expressionism, skateboarding, snowboarding, volleyball, paintballing, decorative impressionism, dark romanticism, and has a rich history of cinema, literature, theatre, etc. has no culture?
    In addition, just because the culture of the US is younger than most countries does not prove that the US has no culture.

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  • jasminegosch

    It’s an oxymoron because America is a melting pot. The word “culture” usually pertains to nations of a single race. (ie Mexico, India, Africa, China)…they have a culture because they aren’t all mixed up.

  • Rachel Willis

    “American Culture” is an oxymoron, because America has no distinct culture, at least not that can be accurately described as being originally, uniquely, and solely “American”. All of our cultural practices, customs, and habits are derived from a previous practice, custom, or habit of a different culture. Besides the fact that American culture is not originally American, there cannot really be a single culture or ethnicity, even, labeled as such. America is such a culturally diverse region, consisting of cultures from all over the world. The practices, ideas, and beliefs of almost every culture in existence can be found, to some degree, in America. How can we pick one and call it “American”, without seemingly belittling every other culture we are home to? In most nations, culture is the unifying, centripetal aspect of the people’s lives, and how they identify with themselves. In America, our culture sets us out as individuals, and we are rather unified through our strong sense of nationalism. No matter the culture, if you speak to an American citizen, they are EXTREMELY likely to show a strong sense of American pride. We all stand up every morning and say the Pledge of Allegiance, and lay our right hands over our hearts and sing “The Star Spangled Banner” before a baseball or football game. America does not have a culture. America has a sense of nationalism in the place of culture, and lets its citizens hold onto any individual culture they might choose. There is no true “American Culture”.

  • Lyle

    When you say Hispanic you mean Latin

  • Bill Yearwood

    Hello,Anyone out there?