Are You An American Or A Hyphenated American? Chris Harris from Unhyphenated America poses the question, âShould we be proud to be Americans? And if so, why?â Today, we are looking more at our differences than the things that unite us. We create labels and categories where we place our identity, instead of standing united as simply Americans. If you believe, embrace, and promote the principles our nation was founded on- such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness- you are an American. There is no need for any prefix or suffix. Tune in now to learn how we see these patterns throughout history and learn how we can have another great awakening in America.