I don’t necessarily agree with the thrust of the article this comes from, but I do like this particular point.
"Unless you were one of the first Americans, a Native American, you came from someplace else, somebody brought you," President Barack Obama told the assembled throngs in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Perhaps to make sense of the empty phrase "Native American," Obama seems to have overlooked the most contentious debate in modern archaeology: when did the first waves of humanity reach the Americas and where did they come from?
The only real consensus among archaeologists is that everyone in America came from "someplace else."
Of course, I like to remind my students of one other thing – by definition, every last one of us is an African-American.