How important is the ethnic prefix to you - African-American etc etc? I ask because as a European travelling around Europe for the last month or so, I have seen many American tourists. I realised that my attitude has changed. I used to think that European-Americans were less foreign as it were in Europe than say Asians or Africans. Now I don't think so, I think that the American element is so overwhelming that your ethnic background is no longer relevant to how foreign you are when you travel to Europe.