The more multiracial America becomes, the less that “American” resonates as an identity, and the more that race resonates as an identity.
Nation is an extended phenotype of race. (sorry Boomercucks) The people of a racially homogeneous nation can afford the luxury of identifying themselves by patriotic national pride. The people of a multiracially fractured squatters’ zone can’t. They will be forced by tribalistic antagonisms and competing racial interests to identify by more primal signifiers, and those who remain committed to a deracinated higher order national identity will eventually succumb to the undertow of ethnocentric aggrandizement